molten molten  /ˈmoʊl tən/

Definition(s):

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

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Suddenly, the interface isn't fixed and rigid, it's fluid and molten.
  2. Minerals and water then coalesce with the molten material into viscous, tear-shaped packets known as diapirs.
  3. The heat of impact and the resulting steam penetrated deep into the moon and formed a pool of molten material that later solidified as the crater floor.

News

  1. Earth's Moon: Formation, Composition and Orbit

    Scientists say a giant impact knocked off the raw ingredients for the moon off the primitive molten Earth and into orbit. SPACE.com has an overview of Earth’s Moon, including its composition and orbit.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: SPACE.com

  2. Justin Bieber: Paps, Cats, And Security Video Gaps

    Justin Bieber’s life, a molten mix of paparazzo dodging, supercar driving, touring and, of late, police investigations — now has a cat in it. More on that below. So, to the first of these. The latest frenzied event to assail the 19-year-old took place at around 11:45 pm on Monday night when the singer struck... Read more » Justin Bieber: Paps, Cats, And Security Video Gaps is a post from: The ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. 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... Read more » Man Runs Up Molten Lava Hill [Video] is a post from: The Inquisitr
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

Quotes

  1. Leslie Robertson, World Trade Center structural engineer, stated that on October 5, "21 days after the attacks, the fires were still burning and molten steel was still running."
    on Mar 28, 2008 By: Leslie E. Robertson Source: Center for Research on Globalization

  2. Randy called it "blazing, molten hot."
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Randy Jackson Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "Our chutes failed to deploy, so I had to use the brakes only to get the car stopped," Nearburg said. "The pistons melted out of the calipers. We had molten aluminum running down the rotors."
    on Aug 29, 2009 By: Charlie Nearburg Source: Dallas Morning News

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