Definition for MELT

MELT, v.i.

  1. To become liquid; to dissolve; to be changed from a fixed or solid to a flowing state. And whiter snow in minutes melts away. Dryden.
  2. To be softened to love, pity, tenderness or sympathy; become tender, mild, or gentle. Melting with tenderness and mild compassion. Shak.
  3. To be dissolved; to lose substance. And what seem'd corporal, / Melted as breath into the wind. Shak.
  4. To be subdued by affliction; to sink into weakness. My soul melteth for heaviness-strengthen thou me. Ps. cxix.
  5. To faint; to be discouraged or disheartened. As soon as we heard these things, our heart melted. Josh. ii.

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