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Definition of Melt


  1. See 2d Milt.
  2. To reduce from a solid to a liquid state, as by heat; to liquefy; as, to melt wax, tallow, or lead; to melt ice or snow.
  3. Hence: To soften, as by a warming or kindly influence; to relax; to render gentle or susceptible to mild influences; sometimes, in a bad sense, to take away the firmness of; to weaken.
  4. To be changed from a solid to a liquid state under the influence of heat; as, butter and wax melt at moderate temperatures.
  5. To dissolve; as, sugar melts in the mouth.
  6. Hence: To be softened; to become tender, mild, or gentle; also, to be weakened or subdued, as by fear.
  7. To lose distinct form or outline; to blend.
  8. To disappear by being dispersed or dissipated; as, the fog melts away.

Melt Quotations

Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
William Allingham

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Albert Schweitzer

Do you think when two representatives holding diametrically opposing views get together and shake hands, the contradictions between our systems will simply melt away? What kind of a daydream is that?
Nikita Khrushchev

Some indeed have tears naturally, when the higher motion of the soul makes itself felt in the lower, or because God our Lord, seeing that it would be good for them, allows them to melt into tears. But this does not mean that they have greater charity or that they are more effective than others who enjoy no tears.
Saint Ignatius

There is good evidence that Venus once had liquid water and a much thinner atmosphere, similar to Earth billions of years ago. But today the surface of Venus is dry as a bone, hot enough to melt lead, there are clouds of sulfuric acid that reach a hundred miles high and the air is so thick it's like being 900 meters deep in the ocean.
Bill Nye
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Melt Translations

melt in Danish is smelte
melt in Dutch is wegsmelten, dooien, ontdooien
melt in Finnish is sulattaa
melt in German is schmelzen
melt in Italian is sciogliere, fusione
melt in Latin is fervefacio, fundo
melt in Portuguese is derretimento
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