melt

melt [melt]
vt., vi.
[ME melten < OE vi. meltan, vt. mieltan < IE * meld-, soft < base * mel-, to grind > MILL1]
1. to change from a solid to a liquid state, generally by heat
2. to dissolve; disintegrate
3. to disappear or cause to disappear gradually: often with away
4. to merge gradually; blend [the sea melting into the sky]
5. to soften; make or become gentle and tender [a story to melt our hearts]
n.
1. a melting or being melted
2. something melted
3. the quantity melted at one operation or during one period
4. a dish, esp. a grilled sandwich, containing or covered with a layer of melted cheese [a tuna melt]
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melt down
to melt (previously formed metal) so that it can be cast or molded again
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melt in your mouth
1. to require little or no chewing: said of tender foods
2. to taste especially delicious
meltable
adj.
melter
n.
meltingly
adv.
SYN.- MELT implies the bringing of a substance from its solid to its liquid state, usually by heat [to melt butter ]; DISSOLVE refers specifically to the reduction of a solid to a liquid by placing it in another liquid so that its particles are evenly distributed among those of the solvent [to dissolve sugar in water ]; LIQUEFY is the general term meaning to change to a liquid state and may be applied to gases as well as solids; THAW implies the reducing of a frozen substance to its normal state, usually to a liquid or a semiliquid, by raising its temperature [the ice has thawed] -ANT. SOLIDIFY, FREEZE

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