molten

adjective mol·ten \ ˈmōl-tᵊn \
Updated on: 12 Jan 2018

Definition of molten

1 obsolete : made by melting and casting
2 : fused or liquefied by heat : melted
  • molten lava
3 : having warmth or brilliance : glowing
  • the molten sunlight of warm skies
  • —T. B. Costain

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Origin and Etymology of molten

Middle English, from past participle of melten to melt


MOLTEN Defined for English Language Learners

molten

adjective

Definition of molten for English Language Learners

  • : melted by heat


MOLTEN Defined for Kids

molten

adjective mol·ten \ ˈmōl-tᵊn \

Definition of molten for Students

: melted especially by very great heat
  • molten metal

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