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
Synonym: melting, thaw, thawing
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
Synonym: melt down, run
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
become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
With age, he mellowed
Synonym: mellow, mellow out
lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene
Synonym: meld
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
Synonym: fade
become less intense and fade away gradually
her resistance melted under his charm|her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance