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melt

melt

 
pronunciation:
melt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: melted, melting, melts
definition 1: to change from a solid to a liquid state through heat or pressure.
The wax melted as the candle burned.
 
antonyms:
freeze, set
similar words:
fuse, thaw
definition 2: to fade or mix, as from one state to another (often followed by "away," "in," or "into").
Our fortune is melting away.He melted into the crowd.
synonyms:
dissolve, fade
similar words:
blend, disappear, fuse, merge, vanish
definition 3: to experience a sudden feeling of love or affection.
Her smile made him melt.
synonyms:
soften
similar words:
dissolve, mellow, relax
definition 4: to cause to gradually blend into solution.
He melted the butter before putting it on the popcorn.
synonyms:
dissolve
derivations: meltable (adj.), meltingly (adv.)
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