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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 melt /ˈmɛlt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Melt n. Zool. See 2d Milt.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Melt, v. i.
 1. To be changed from a solid to a liquid state under the influence of heat; as, butter and wax melt at moderate temperatures.
 2. To dissolve; as, sugar melts in the mouth.
 3. Hence: To be softened; to become tender, mild, or gentle; also, to be weakened or subdued, as by fear.
    My soul melteth for heaviness.   --Ps. cxix. 28.
    Melting with tenderness and kind compassion.   --Shak.
 4. To lose distinct form or outline; to blend.  See fondue.
    The soft, green, rounded hills, with their flowing outlines, overlapping and melting into each other.   --J. C. Shairp.
 5. To disappear by being dispersed or dissipated; as, the fog melts away.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 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" [syn: thaw, thawing, melting]
      v 1: 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" [syn: run, melt
      2: 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" [syn: dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw]
      3: become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he
         mellowed" [syn: mellow, mellow out]
      4: lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually;
         "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene" [syn: meld]
      5: 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" [syn: fade]
      6: become less intense and fade away gradually; "her resistance
         melted under his charm" [syn: disappear]
      [also: molten]