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ˈmoʊl tnmolten

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. molten, liquefied, liquifiedadjective

    reduced to liquid form by heating

    "a mass of molten rock"


  1. moltenadjective


  2. moltenadjective

    Made from molten substance.

  3. moltenadjective

    Glowing red-hot.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Moltenpart. pass. from melt.

    Brass is molten out of the stone. Job xxviii. 2.

    In a small furnace made of a temperate heat; let the heat be such as may keep the metal molten, and no more. Francis Bacon.

    Love’s mystick form the artizans of Greece
    In wounded stone, or molten gold express. Matthew Prior.


  1. molten

    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.


  1. molten

    Molten refers to a substance, typically a metal or rock, that is in a liquid state as a result of being heated to a high temperature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Molten

    of Melt

  2. Moltenadjective

    melted; being in a state of fusion, esp. when the liquid state is produced by a high degree of heat; as, molten iron

  3. Moltenadjective

    made by melting and casting the substance or metal of which the thing is formed; as, a molten image

  4. Etymology: [See Melt.]


  1. Mölten

    Mölten is a comune in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 12 km northwest of Bolzano.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Molten

    mōlt′n, adj. melted: made of melted metal.—adv. Molt′enly. [Old pa.p. of melt.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Molten is ranked #126765 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Molten surname appeared 135 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Molten.

    60% or 81 total occurrences were White.
    37.7% or 51 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. loment

  2. melton

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of molten in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of molten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of molten in a Sentence

  1. Simon Wilson-Taylor:

    This is a full execution management system where clients can organise all of their upstream and downstream processes, this had largely been a manual process which has been semi-automated by platforms like FX Connect, but it has never been fully digitised. That's what we've cracked with Molten Markets, but in the past we have lacked the scale to fully leverage the solution, this is where EBS BrokerTec comes in.

  2. The Institute of Volcanology:

    Molten lava flows can travel up to 20 kilometers and block the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky-Ust-Kamchatsky highway.

  3. Helen Williams:

    Our results provide tantalizing evidence for the presence of deep magma ocean crystals formed from a time when the Earth was almost entirely molten.

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