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melt

  • n  the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
  • v  reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    melt butter
    melt down gold
    The wax melted in the sun
  • v  become or cause to become soft or liquid
    The sun melted the ice
    the ice cream melted
    The heat melted the wax
  • v  become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
  • v  lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
    Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene
  • v  become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
    The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk
  • v  become less intense and fade away gradually
    her resistance melted under his charm

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

  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • 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.        
    June 12, 2013 - Baltimore Sun
Quotes

  • Lindsey Graham in Nick.com
    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)."
  • President Bush in Kansas City Star
    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.
  • Kevin Rudd in Blacktown Sun
    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...

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