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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thaw, melt, thawing, meltingadjective

    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"

  2. liquescent, meltingadjective

    becoming liquid

Wiktionary

  1. meltingnoun

    The process of changing the state of a substance from solid to liquid by heating it past its melting point

  2. meltingadjective

    Which is melting, dissolving or liquefying.

  3. meltingadjective

    Given over to strong emotion; tender; aroused; emotional, tearful.

Wikipedia

  1. Melting

    Melting, or fusion, is a physical process that results in the phase transition of a substance from a solid to a liquid. This occurs when the internal energy of the solid increases, typically by the application of heat or pressure, which increases the substance's temperature to the melting point. At the melting point, the ordering of ions or molecules in the solid breaks down to a less ordered state, and the solid melts to become a liquid. Substances in the molten state generally have reduced viscosity as the temperature increases. An exception to this principle is the element sulfur, whose viscosity increases in the range of 160 °C to 180 °C due to polymerization.Some organic compounds melt through mesophases, states of partial order between solid and liquid.

ChatGPT

  1. melting

    Melting is the process or change of state, usually from solid to liquid form, due to an increase in temperature causing the particles in a substance to gain energy and move more freely. This process typically occurs at a specific temperature called the melting point.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Melting

    of Melt

  2. Meltingnoun

    liquefaction; the act of causing (something) to melt, or the process of becoming melted

  3. Meltingadjective

    causing to melt; becoming melted; -- used literally or figuratively; as, a melting heat; a melting appeal; a melting mood

Wikidata

  1. Melting

    Melting, or fusion, is a physical process that results in the phase transition of a substance from a solid to a liquid. The internal energy of a substance is increased, typically by the application of heat or pressure, resulting in a rise of its temperature to the melting point, at which the ordering of ionic or molecular entities in the solid breaks down to a less ordered state and the solid liquefies. An object that has melted completely is molten. Substances in the molten state generally have reduced viscosity with elevated temperature; an exception to this maxim is the element sulfur, whose viscosity increases to a point due to polymerization and then decreases with higher temperatures in its molten state. Some organic compounds melt through mesophases, states of partial order between solid and liquid.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of melting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of melting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of melting in a Sentence

  1. Sanaa Lathan:

    I feel like TV is starting to look more like the melting pot we live in, we still have a way to go, but I see how things are changing.

  2. Milo Barham:

    The melting of ice sheets after Snowball Earth caused a dramatic rise in sea level, ultimately flooding the continents, driving a remarkable retreat of shorelines and the development of clearer ocean water, researchers have long been aware that the timing of Snowball Earth and the development of more complex life seem to have coincided, but no one has really thought about how the oceans being starved of sediment might have helped ancient organisms thrive in the oceans.

  3. Donald Coolidge:

    New York City is a melting pot of different industries, so many people come here and want the challenge that New York poses. We work with a lot of startups that are trying to solve complex problems. They go out and fail trying to achieve something. Some succeed. It’s really ambitious to try to launch the first ‘ connected toy. ’ That’s why Watson is a real powerful component. They helped us come up with an ambitious solution, and it’s worked out so far.

  4. Mark Becker:

    We've had a very cold winter, the ground is frozen, there's currently between 8 inches to a foot of snow melting, followed by rains and additional snow. A lot of rivers in Nebraska are flooding, which is creating this issue.

  5. Clare Nullis:

    This will result in high temperatures and consequently enhanced melting of the Greenland ice sheet, we don't know yet whether it will beat the 2012 level, but it's close.

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