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

 melt·ing /ˈmɛltɪŋ/

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·ing, 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 isCentigrade 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Melt·ing a. Causing to melt; becoming melted; -- used literally or figuratively; as, a melting heat; a melting appeal; a melting mood. -- Melt*ing*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : becoming liquid [syn: liquescent]
      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, melt, thawing]