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Definition of "molten" [mol•ten]

  • Archaic A past participle of melt. (verb)
  • Made liquid by heat; melted: molten lead. (adjective)
  • Made by melting and casting in a mold. (adjective)
  • Brilliantly glowing, from or as if from intense heat: "A huge red bed of coals blazed and quivered with molten fury” ( Richard Wright). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "molten" in a sentence
  • "To resist the washout and soldering, die materials should have high hot hardness, good temper resistance, low solubility in molten aluminum and good oxidation resistance."
  • "Ash from the process is captured in molten glass, producing an obsidian-like material that can be buried in landfills or used in construction materials."
  • "Ok, let me get this straight, you were doing backstokes in molten lava to test that new diving suit and this beast came out of nowhere and swallowed you whole?"