Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun melt

1 sense of melt

Sense 1
thaw, melt, thawing, melting -- (the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours")
       => heating, warming -- (the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature)
       => phase change, phase transition, state change, physical change -- (a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb melt

6 senses of melt

Sense 1
melt, run, melt down -- (reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun")
       => dissolve, resolve, break up -- (cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water")

Sense 2
dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt -- (become or cause to become soft or liquid; "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat")
       => liquefy, flux, liquify -- (become liquid or fluid when heated; "the frozen fat liquefied")

Sense 3
mellow, melt, mellow out -- (become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he mellowed")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 4
melt, meld -- (lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene")
       => blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge -- (mix together different elements; "The colors blend well")

Sense 5
fade, melt -- (become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk")
       => weaken -- (become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days")

Sense 6
melt, disappear, evaporate -- (become less intense and fade away gradually; "her resistance melted under his charm"; "her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance")
       => weaken -- (become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days")

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