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That day ended on a pontoon boat, in front of cliffs turned molten by the setting sun, hippos yawning and huffing all around while a small group of us drank gin and tonics and learned the names of the birds feeding on the shore.
The rocks falling into the lava lake triggered a small explosion that bombarded the rim of Halemaumau Crater with fragments of molten lava.
Molten gold is poured into an ingot mold at the Perth Mint in Australia.
My mother was a blacksmith’s forge with warm, molten arms.
Pools of molten aluminum trickled down driveways from cars that had been left next to homes.
Residents were wary that Pelée was primed, but believed that any danger would come from molten lava, which would be stopped by the hills and valleys between Saint-Pierre and the volcano.
In the same week that 32 people were murdered at Virginia Tech, 32 Chinese workers at a steel plant in the north were scalded to death when a ladleful of molten steel was accidentally dumped on them.
Only six years ago, Hardaway came out of Memphis State and into the NBA as smooth as molten gold.
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Origin and Etymology of molten
Middle English, from past participle of melten to melt
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
MOLTEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of molten for English Language Learners
: melted by heat
MOLTEN Defined for Kids
Definition of molten for Students
: melted especially by very great heat molten metal
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