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  Definition of melt
  1. the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
  2. become less intense and fade away gradually; "her resistance melted under his charm"
  3. become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"
  4. become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he mellowed"
  5. become or cause to become soft or liquid; "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"
  6. lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"
  7. reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"
Similar Words: thaw, thawing, melting, disappear, fade, mellow, mellow out, dissolve, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, meld, run, melt down

 

Hyponyms: deliquesce, defrost, deice, de-ice, fuse, try, render

 

Grouped Verbs: mellow, run, bleed

 

Derivational Morphology: run, melt down, dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, fade, disappearance, mellowing, thawing, melting, melter, warming

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 融化   Finnish: sulaa  
French: fondre   German: schmelzen  
Greek: τήκω   Interlingua: funder  
Italian: sciogliere   Japanese: 溶ける  
Norwegian: smelte   Portuguese: fundir  
Romanian: topi   Russian: таять  
Spanish: derretir   Telugu: కరిగించు  
 
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