Dictionary Results for melt


1. melt - noun

· the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"

Synonym(s): thaw, thawing, melting

Hypernym(s): heating, warming, phase_change, phase_transition, state_change, physical_change




2. melt - verb

· reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"

Synonym(s): run, melt_down

Hypernym(s): dissolve, resolve, break_up




3. melt - verb

· become or cause to become soft or liquid; "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"

Synonym(s): dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw

Hypernym(s): liquefy, flux, liquify




4. melt - verb

· become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he mellowed"

Synonym(s): mellow, mellow_out

Hypernym(s): change




5. melt - verb

· lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"

Synonym(s): meld

Hypernym(s): blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge




6. melt - verb

· become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"

Synonym(s): fade

Hypernym(s): weaken




7. melt - verb

· become less intense and fade away gradually; "her resistance melted under his charm"; "her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance"

Synonym(s): disappear, evaporate

Hypernym(s): weaken





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