Other forms: melted; melting; melts

To melt means to fade away slowly and disappear, like a snowman in the middle of the Sahara.

"I'm melting! I'm melting!" — Those are the feeble cries of ice cubes on a hot summer day and Wicked Witches doused with water by a meddling girl from Kansas. To melt a stick of butter into liquid form sounds like an excellent idea for your popcorn — but perhaps not for your diet. And when your puppy looks up at you with those big brown puppy eyes, your heart probably melts — even if he just ate your slippers.

Definitions of melt
  1. 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”
    synonyms: melt down, run
    bleed, run
    be diffused
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    make liquid or plastic by heating
    render, try
    melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities
    type of:
    break up, dissolve, resolve
    cause to go into a solution
  2. verb
    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
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    melt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
    de-ice, defrost, deice
    make or become free of frost or ice
    type of:
    flux, liquefy, liquify
    become liquid or fluid when heated
  3. verb
    become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
    “The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk”
    synonyms: fade
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    type of:
    become weaker
  4. verb
    lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
    “Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene”
    synonyms: meld
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    type of:
    blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix
    mix together different elements
  5. verb
    become less intense and fade away gradually
    “her resistance melted under his charm”
    synonyms: disappear, evaporate
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    type of:
    become weaker
  6. verb
    become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
    synonyms: mellow, mellow out
    soften, make mellow
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    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
  7. noun
    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
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    type of:
    heating, warming
    the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
    phase change, phase transition, physical change, state change
    a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition




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