molten vs melted : Common Errors in English

About molten vs melted

“Molten” is now usually used of hard materials liquified by very high heat, like lava, glass, and lead. Most other substances are “melted,” though some people like to refer to “molten cheese” and a popular dessert is called “molten chocolate cake,” perhaps to emphasize its gooey, lava-like character.

molten Meaning(s)

  • (n) the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
  • (s) reduced to liquid form by heating
  • (v) reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
  • (v) become or cause to become soft or liquid
  • (v) become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
  • (v) lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
  • (v) become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
  • (v) become less intense and fade away gradually

melted Meaning(s)

  • (a) changed from a solid to a liquid state

molten in News

  1. Man Runs Up Molten Lava Hill [Video]

    A video has recently been uploaded to LiveLeak, though it’s also available on YouTube, that shows a man running up a hill of molten lava. The unusual thing is, although the man is performing a pretty impressive feat, it’s a relatively simple video – there’s no additional music or commentary that you can expect to [...] Man Runs Up Molten Lava Hill [Video] is a post from: The Inquisitr
    on June 15, 2013 Source: The Inquisitr

  2. The Devil's Orchard: 'It's a peaceful little nature walk'

    In only a few places in the United States can you walk over what was once lava and explore an underground lava tube crafted by molten rock.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: KBOI-TV Boise

  3. Explore lava tubes at Crater of the Moon

    ARCO, Idaho AP x2013 In only a few places in the United States can you walk over what once was lava and explore an underground lava tube crafted by molten rock.Instead of flying more than five hours to Hawaii, drive less than two hours north of Twin Falls to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve near...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Durango Herald

melted in News

  1. Louisa business deal heads deep south

    The ice has melted on Project Ice Water, the code name economic development officials used when referring to FEUER Powertrain of Nordhauser, Germany, the third largest privately- held crankshaft manufacturing plant in the world.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Central Virginian

  2. Fire cancels activities at Sauk Prairie High School

    A fire in a classroom next to an ag shop at Sauk Prairie High School Wednesday morning resulted in the cancellation of activities at the school in Prairie du Sac. Fire officials at the scene told News 3 a contractor there doing work called 911 at 9:40 a.m. Firefighters said there was a fire in the wall that melted some conduit and electrical equipment but did little other damage. The cause of ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WISC-TV Madison

  3. Midday Fix: Maple jamun from Gur Sweets Bakery

    Gur Sweets Bakery 162 North York Street Elmhurst (630) 833-0008 Maple Jamun (South Asian Donuts) Ingredients: 1 cup dry milk powder 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 Tablespoons ghee (clarified butter), melted 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup warm milk…
    on June 11, 2013 Source: WGN TV Chicago

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