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Meaning of melt

melt

Pronunciation: (melt), [key]
— v., n. melt•ed, melt•ed mol•ten, melt•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to become liquefied by warmth or heat, as ice, snow, butter, or metal.
  2. to become liquid; dissolve: Let the cough drop melt in your mouth.
  3. to pass, dwindle, or fade gradually (often fol. by away): His fortune slowly melted away.
  4. to pass, change, or blend gradually (often fol. by into): Night melted into day.
  5. to become softened in feeling by pity, sympathy, love, or the like: The tyrant's heart would not melt.
  6. to be subdued or overwhelmed by sorrow, dismay, etc.
—v.t.
  1. to reduce to a liquid state by warmth or heat; fuse: Fire melts ice.
  2. to cause to pass away or fade.
  3. to cause to pass, change, or blend gradually.
  4. to soften in feeling, as a person or the heart.
—n.
  1. the act or process of melting; state of being melted.
  2. something that is melted.
  3. a quantity melted at one time.
  4. a sandwich or other dish topped with melted cheese: a tuna melt.

melt

Pronunciation: (melt), [key]
— n.
  1. the spleen, esp. that of a cow, pig, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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