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Definition of Melt

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

We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.
Walter Scott

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

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

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe.
Homer

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