Definition of melt
- her anger melted at his kind words
The butter melted in the frying pan.
The snow is finally melting.
She melted butter in the frying pan.
a tablespoon of melted butter
Their determination melted in the face of opposition.
She melted at his kindly words.
Her heart melted with compassion.
: to change or to cause (something) to change from a solid to a liquid usually because of heat
: to gradually become less or go away
: to begin to have feelings of love, kindness, sympathy, etc.
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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