melt

[c]/mɛlt / (say melt)

verb (melted, melted or molten, melting)
verb (i)
1. to become liquefied by heat, as ice, snow, butter, metal, etc.
2. (not in scientific use) to become liquid; dissolve.
3. Obsolete Colloquial to spend, especially a cheque.
4. to pass, dwindle, or fade gradually.
5. to become softened in feeling by pity, sympathy, love, or the like.
6. Archaic to fail; to faint, as the heart or soul, from fear, grief, etc.
verb (t)
7. to reduce to a liquid state by heat; fuse.
8. to soften in feeling, as a person, the heart, etc.
noun
9. the act or process of melting.
10. the state of being melted.
11. that which is melted.
12. a quantity melted at one time.
13. Also, milt. the spleen of an animal, especially a pig, ox, etc.
adjective
14. in the form of a melt; molten: melt glass.
phrase
15. melt away,
a. to pass or fade away.
b. to cause something to pass or fade away.
16. melt down, to heat (animal carcases) as in vats, usually with the object of rendering the fat to make tallow.
17. melt into, to pass, change, or blend gradually into.
18. melt into thin air, to disappear from view.
{Middle English melte(n), Old English meltan (verb intransitive), m(i)eltan (verb transitive); related to Icelandic melta digest, melt}
melter, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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