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Definition of "melt" []

  • To be changed from a solid to a liquid state especially by the application of heat. (verb-intransitive)
  • To dissolve: Sugar melts in water. (verb-intransitive)
  • To disappear or vanish gradually as if by dissolving: The crowd melted away after the rally. (verb-intransitive)
  • To pass or merge imperceptibly into something else: Sea melted into sky along the horizon. (verb-intransitive)
  • To become softened in feeling: Our hearts melted at the child's tears. (verb-intransitive)

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 "melt" in a sentence
  • "Would _melt e'er they molest_. i.e. _Twenty consciences, such as stand between me and my hopes, though they were congealed, would melt before they could molest one_, or prevent the execution of my purposes. (see 1765, I,40,7)"
  • "One downside is that paper will burn and plastic dishes melt from the hot halogen light."
  • "They immediately melt from the heat of my huge feet, attaching themselves to me."