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    melt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word melt

    Definition
    (noun) the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    Synonyms : melting , thaw , thawing
    Example Sentence
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
    Definition
    (verb) reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    Synonyms : melt down , run
    Example Sentence
    • melt butter
    • melt down gold
    • The wax melted in the sun
    Definition
    (verb) become or cause to become soft or liquid
    Synonyms : dethaw , dissolve , thaw , unfreeze , unthaw
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
    Synonyms : mellow , mellow out
    Example Sentence
    • With age, he mellowed
    Definition
    (verb) lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
    Synonyms : meld
    Example Sentence
    • Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene
    Definition
    (verb) become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
    Synonyms : fade
    Example Sentence
    • The scene begins to fade
    • The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk
    Definition
    (verb) become less intense and fade away gradually
    Synonyms : disappear , evaporate
    Example Sentence
    • her resistance melted under his charm
    • her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance
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