melt

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

v 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
Types:
fuse
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

v 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
Types:
deliquesce
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

v become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly

“The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk”
Synonyms:
fade
Type of:
weaken
become weaker

v lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually

“Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene”
Synonyms:
meld
Type of:
blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix
mix together different elements

v become less intense and fade away gradually

“her resistance melted under his charm”
Synonyms:
disappear, evaporate
Type of:
weaken
become weaker

v become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial

Synonyms:
mellow, mellow out
mellow
soften, make mellow
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

n 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
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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