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Definition 1: the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid - [noun denoting process]

Samples where melt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
  • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours

Synonyms for melt in the sense of this definition

(melt is a kind of ...) the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature

(melt is a kind of ...) a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition

Definition 2: become or cause to become soft or liquid - [verb of change]

Samples where melt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for melt in the sense of this definition

(melt is a kind of ...) become liquid or fluid when heated

"the frozen fat liquefied"

(... is a kind of melt ) melt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air

"this type of salt deliquesces easily"

(... is a kind of melt ) make or become free of frost or ice

"Defrost the car window"

Definition 3: reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating - [verb of change]

Samples where melt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • melt butter
  • melt down gold
  • The wax melted in the sun

Synonyms for melt in the sense of this definition

(melt is a kind of ...) cause to go into a solution

"The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"

(... is a kind of melt ) make liquid or plastic by heating

"The storm fused the electric mains"

(... is a kind of melt ) melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities

"try the yak butter" "render fat in a casserole"

(melt has a similar meaning as ...) be diffused

"These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"

Definition 4: lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually - [verb of change]

Samples where melt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene

Synonyms for melt in the sense of this definition

(melt is a kind of ...) mix together different elements

"The colors blend well"

Definition 5: become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial - [verb of change]

Samples where melt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • With age, he mellowed

Synonyms for melt in the sense of this definition

(melt is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(melt has a similar meaning as ...) soften, make mellow

"Age and experience mellowed him over the years"

Definition 6: become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly - [verb of change]

Samples where melt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The scene begins to fade
  • The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk

Synonyms for melt in the sense of this definition

(melt is a kind of ...) become weaker

"The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"

Definition 7: become less intense and fade away gradually - [verb of change]

Samples where melt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her resistance melted under his charm
  • her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance

Synonyms for melt in the sense of this definition

(melt is a kind of ...) become weaker

"The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"

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