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Meaning of melting by Wiktionary Dictionary

melting


    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈmɛltɪŋ/
      Rhymes: -ɛltɪŋ

    Verb

    melting

    1. Present participle of melt .

    Adjective

    melting ( comparative more melting, superlative most melting )

    1. Which is melting, dissolving or liquefying .
    2. Given over to strong emotion; tender; aroused; emotional, tearful.


Explanation of melting by Wordnet Dictionary

melting


    Adjective
    1. becoming liquid

    Noun
    1. the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid



    Definition of melting by GCIDE Dictionary

    melting


    1. Melt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Melted ( obs. ) p. p. Molten ; p. pr. & vb. n. Melting.] [AS. meltan; akin to Gr. μέλδειν, E. malt, and prob. to E. smelt, v. √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.

    2. Melting, 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° Centigrade or 32° Fahr., that of urea is 132° Centigrade”. Pressure affects the melting point somewhat, and if not specified the melting point is usually taken to be at atmospheric pressure.

    3. Melting a. Causing to melt; becoming melted; -- used literally or figuratively; as, “a melting heat; a melting appeal; a melting mood”. -- Meltingly, adv.