Pronunciation: (melt),[key] —v.,melt•ed, melt•ed or mol•ten, melt•ing, —n.
—v.i. 1. to become liquefied by warmth or heat, as ice, snow, butter, or metal.
2. to become liquid; dissolve: Let the cough drop melt in your mouth. 3. to pass, dwindle, or fade gradually (often fol. by away): His fortune slowly melted away. 4. to pass, change, or blend gradually (often fol. by into): Night melted into day. 5. to become softened in feeling by pity, sympathy, love, or the like: The tyrant's heart would not melt. 6. Obs.to be subdued or overwhelmed by sorrow, dismay, etc.
—v.t. 1. to reduce to a liquid state by warmth or heat; fuse: Fire melts ice. 2. to cause to pass away or fade.
3. to cause to pass, change, or blend gradually.
4. to soften in feeling, as a person or the heart.
—n. 1. the act or process of melting; state of being melted.
2. something that is melted.
3. a quantity melted at one time.
4. a sandwich or other dish topped with melted cheese: a tuna melt.
Pronunciation: (melt),[key] —n. the spleen, esp. that of a cow, pig, etc. Also,milt.