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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Melt  \Melt\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Melted}  (obs.)  p.  p.  {Molten}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Melting}.]  [AS.  meltan;  akin  to  Gr 
  me`ldein,  E.  malt,  and  prob.  to  E.  smelt,  v.  [root]108.  Cf 
  {Smelt},  v.,  {Malt},  {Milt}  the  spleen.] 
  1.  To  reduce  from  a  solid  to  a  liquid  state,  as  by  heat;  to 
  liquefy;  as  to  melt  wax,  tallow,  or  lead;  to  melt  ice  or 
  2.  Hence:  To  soften,  as  by  a  warming  or  kindly  influence;  to 
  relax;  to  render  gentle  or  susceptible  to  mild  influences; 
  sometimes  in  a  bad  sense  to  take  away  the  firmness  of 
  to  weaken. 
  Thou  would'st  have  .  .  .  melted  down  thy  youth. 
  For  pity  melts  the  mind  to  love.  --Dryden. 
  Syn:  To  liquefy;  fuse;  thaw;  mollify;  soften. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Melting  \Melt"ing\,  n. 
  Liquefaction;  the  act  of  causing  something  to  melt,  or  the 
  process  of  becoming  melted. 
  {Melting  point}  (Chem.),  the  degree  of  temperature  at  which  a 
  solid  substance  melts  or  fuses;  as  the  melting  point  of 
  ice  is  0[deg]  Centigrade  or  32[deg]  Fahr.,  that  of  urea  is 
  132[deg]  Centigrade. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Melting  \Melt"ing\  a. 
  Causing  to  melt;  becoming  melted;  --  used  literally  or 
  figuratively;  as  a  melting  heat;  a  melting  appeal;  a  melting 
  mood.  --  {Melt"ing*ly},  adv 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  becoming  liquid  [syn:  {liquescent}] 
  n  1:  the  process  of  heating  to  change  something  from  a  solid  to  a 
  liquid;  "they  welcomed  the  spring  thaw"  [syn:  {thaw},  {melt}, 
  2:  warm  weather  following  a  freeze;  snow  and  ice  melt  [syn:  {thaw}, 
  {thawing},  {warming}] 

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