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melt

noun

1 melt

The process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid:
— The power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster.

synonyms: melting, thaw, thawing.

Dutch: smelten
Polish: roztapianie się, topienie się, topnienie



verb

1 melt

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.

synonyms: melt down, run.

Roget 333: be fluid etc. adj.; flow etc. (water in motion) 348; liquefy, melt, condense etc. 335.   

Roget 335: render liquid etc. 333; liquefy, run; deliquesce; melt etc. (heat) 384; solve; dissolve, resolve; liquate; ... show more

Dutch: smelten

2 melt

Become or cause to become soft or liquid:
— The sun melted the ice.
— The ice cream melted.
— The heat melted the wax.

synonyms: dethaw, dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw.

Roget 914: pity; have pity, show pity, take pity etc. n.; commiserate, compassionate; condole etc. 915; sympathize; feel for, ... show more

Roget 384: heat, warm, chafe, stive, foment; make hot etc. 382; sun oneself, sunbathe.    go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.    ... show more

Dutch: dooien, ontdooien

3 melt

Become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial.

synonyms: mellow, mellow out.

Roget 144: be converted into; become, get, wax; come to, turn to, turn into, evolve into, develop into; turn out, lapse, shift; run into, fall into, ... show more

4 melt

Lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually:
— Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene.

synonym: meld.

Dutch: samensmelten, versmelten

5 melt

Become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly:
— The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk.

synonym: fade.

Dutch: doezelen, vervagen

6 melt

Become less intense and fade away gradually:
— Her resistance melted under his charm.

synonyms: disappear, evaporate.

Dutch: afsmelten, versmelten, wegsmelten


Moby thesaurus: affect, assuage, bake, be consumed, be gone, blend, broil, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, colliquate, come home to, cook, cut, decline, decoagulate, decoct, decrease, defrost, deliquesce ... show more.

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