melt melt  /ˈmɛlt/

Definition(s):

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

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Climate change is melting the glaciers of the world's highest mountains, affecting millions downstream.
  2. Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has stumbled on what it's calling the first melt-resistant, low-calorie chocolate.
  3. A new report sheds light on Greenland's quickening meltdown and why that's distressing.

News

  1. The lowdown: Antarctic ice shelves melt from below

    By Douglas MainLiveScienceWhen iceberg chunks break off of floating ice shelves, it can serve as dramatic proof of melting — and this traditionally has been considered the main way that these expanses of Antarctic ice become smaller. But new research reveals a disconcerting finding that is invisible to the naked eye: These ice shelves primarily melt from below.Knowing what is driving ice-shelf ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Antarctic Ice Shelves Melt Mostly From Below

    When iceberg chunks break off of floating ice shelves, it can serve as dramatic proof of melting — and this traditionally has been considered the main way that these expanses of Antarctic ice become smaller. But new research reveals a disconcerting finding that is invisible to the naked eye: These ice shelves primarily melt from below.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

  3. Melt, a new grilled cheese shop in Towson, set for mid-July opening

    The owners of Melt, a new grilled cheese restaurant in Towson, said last week that they plan to open at 22 West Pennsylvania Avenue in mid-July.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

Quotes

  1. "Unless you have a complete meltdown, you're going to get confirmed," said Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina. "And I don't think you will (melt down)."
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Lindsey Graham Source: Nick.com

  2. "The snow is going to melt in the Hindu Kush Mountains, and when it does we can expect fierce fighting," President Bush said in a recent address in Washington.
    on Feb 27, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "We are facing a change of season, as the winter snows melt and the spring thaw begins, which usually indicates a heightening in military activity on the part of the Taliban and al-Qaeda," Mr Rudd told reporters. "Therefore, 2008 will be...
    on Apr 27, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Blacktown Sun

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