HyperDic: melt

English > 7 senses of the word melt:
VERBchangemelt, run, melt downreduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
changemelt, dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethawbecome or cause to become soft or liquid
changemelt, mellow, mellow outbecome more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
changemelt, meldlose its distinct / distinct outline or shape
changemelt, fadebecome less clearly visible or distinguishable
changemelt, disappear, evaporatebecome less intense and fade away gradually
NOUNprocessmelt, thaw, thawing, meltingthe process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid / liquid
melt > pronunciation
Soundsmeh'lt
Rhymesbelt ... welt: 13 rhymes with ehlt...
English > melt: 7 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningThe process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid / liquid.
Example"the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"
Synonymsthaw, thawing, melting
Broaderheating, warmingThe process of becoming warmer
phase change, phase transition, state change, physical changeA change from one state (solid or liquid / liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
Spanishderretimiento, deshielo, fundición, fusión
Catalandesgel, desglaç, fosa, fusió
Verbsmeltbecome or cause to become soft or liquid
meltreduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
English > melt: 7 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningReduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "melt butter"
  • "melt down gold"
  • "The wax melted in the sun"
Synonymsrun, melt down
Narrowerfusemake liquid or plastic by heating
try, rendermelt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities
Broaderdissolve, resolve, break upCause to go into a solution
Similar torun, bleedBe diffused
Spanishderretirse, derretir, deshacerse, fundir
Catalandesfer-se, fondre
Adjectivesmeltablecapable of melting
Nounsmelt, meltingthe process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid / liquid
English > melt: 7 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome or cause to become soft or liquid.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "The sun melted the ice"
  • "the ice cream melted"
  • "The heat melted the wax"
Synonymsdissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw
Narrowerdefrost, deice, de-icemake or become free of frost or ice
deliquescemelt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
Broaderliquefy, flux, liquifyBecome liquid or fluid when heated
Spanishderretir, descongelar, deshacer, fundir
Catalandescongelar, desfer, desgelar, desglaçar, fondre
Adjectivesmeltablecapable of melting
Nounsmelt, meltingthe process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid / liquid
meltera worker who melts substances (metal or wax etc.)
English > melt: 7 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBecome more relaxed, easygoing, or genial.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsmellow, mellow out
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar tomellowsoften, make mellow
English > melt: 7 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningLose its distinct / distinct outline or shape; blend gradually.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"
Synonymmeld
Broaderblend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, mergemix together different elements
Spanishconfundirse, mezclar
Catalanbarrejar-se, confondre's
English > melt: 7 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningBecome less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly.
PatternSomething ----s
Example "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"
Synonymfade
BroaderweakenBecome weaker
Spanishapagarse, desvanecerse
Catalanapagar-se, desdibuixar-se, esvair-se
English > melt: 7 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningBecome less intense and fade away gradually.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"her resistance melted under his charm"
Synonymsdisappear, evaporate
BroaderweakenBecome weaker

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