Melt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Melted (obs.) p. p. Molten p. pr. & vb. n. Melting.]
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.
adj : changed from a solid to a liquid state; "rivers filled to
overflowing by melted snow" [syn: liquid, liquified]