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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.

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

Freebase

  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. Florida Gov. Rick Scott:

    As you know in Florida,we are the best melting pot in world. We love everyone coming to the state.

  2. Brad McMillan:

    It's scary when you see the second largest economy on the planet seemingly melting down, there are very legitimate reasons for concerns.

  3. Hubert Humphrey:

    Fortunately, the time has long passed when people liked to regard the United States as some kind of melting pot, taking men and women from every part of the world and converting them into standardized, homogenized Americans. We are, I think, much more mature and wise today. Just as we welcome a world of diversity, so we glory in an America of diversity -- an America all the richer for the many different and distinctive strands of which it is woven.

  4. Poul Christoffersen:

    The ice in Greenland is melting on the surface faster than the snowfall can keep up with, so there is quite a big loss from the melting, in a substantial part of the ice, we get melt rates which can be up to five or six centimeters a day.

  5. Chika Onuegbu:

    Penguins survive on iceberg and if the iceberg is melting, then there is a serious danger to their survival . Today our association faces similar dangers. The iceberg of PENGASSAN is melting and melting very fast. Today our industry is facing severe challenges such as unprecedented levels of oil theft and insecurity; divestment on industry scale; underfunding of programme budgets; unending reforms in the petroleum industry and fears around the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB); discussions on the right model for the refineries; insecurity of lives and property; suspension of new investments due to delayed passage of the PIB; unfair and outdated labour laws; expansion of free trade zones etc. As if these are not enough, our Union is also facing great internal challenges and complexities. These challenges have dire implications for PENGASSAN as an effective Union and an influential social partner. They are also great dangers to our us, our families, our industry and our nation.

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