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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Molten  \Mol"ten\,  a.  [See  {Melt}.] 
  1.  Melted;  being  in  a  state  of  fusion,  esp.  when  the  liquid 
  state  is  produced  by  a  high  degree  of  heat;  as  molten 
  iron. 
 
  2.  Made  by  melting  and  casting  the  substance  or  metal  of 
  which  the  thing  is  formed;  as  a  molten  image. 
 
  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 
  snow. 
 
  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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  For  pity  melts  the  mind  to  love.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  liquefy;  fuse;  thaw;  mollify;  soften. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  molten 
  adj  :  reduced  to  liquid  form  by  heating;  "a  mass  of  molten  rock" 
  [syn:  {liquefied},  {liquified}] 




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