1. [syn: melted, liquid, liquified]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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;
Thou would'st have . . . melted down thy youth.
For pity melts the mind to love. --Dryden.
Syn: To liquefy; fuse; thaw; mollify; soften.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: changed from a solid to a liquid state; "rivers filled to
overflowing by melted snow" [syn: melted, liquid,
liquified] [ant: unmelted]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
25 Moby Thesaurus words for "melted":
abject, apologetic, contrite, decoagulated, deliquescent, fused,
fusible, humble, humbled, in solution, in suspension, liquefied,
liquescent, meltable, molten, penitent, penitential, penitentiary,
repentant, sheepish, softened, thawed, thermoplastic, touched,