[ US /ˈmɛɫtɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /mˈɛltɪŋ/ ]
  1. the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
    the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
  1. becoming liquid
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How To Use melting In A Sentence

  • On land, giant reservoirs holding saline water could be built to offset the rise in sea levels caused by the melting of the polar ice-caps.
  • I could perceive no trace of a metallic vein, so thoroughly had it been worked out, but scattered over the hillside with schist, talcose slate, and fragments of quartz, was a great deal of scoriae, showing that metal of some kind had been excavated, and that the smelting had been done on the spot. Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine
  • It warns of adverse consequences such as the melting of glaciers and polar icecaps, leading to rising sea levels.
  • Since ice is less dense than dissolved ice (water), any increase in submerged sea ice will result in an increase of sea levels of greater proportion than mere melting. Think Progress » Limbaugh Distorts Numbers To Downplay Global Warming Science
  • The use of steam-driven bellows in blast furnaces helped ironmakers switch over from charcoal (limited in quantity) to coke, which is made from coal, in the smelting of pig iron.
  • White snow gently fell onto the glass of the skylight, melting away.
  • Season of the Inundation: Sweet, black silt mingled with holy myrrh, melilot, hyssop, spikenard, balsam, cedar, and a hint of melting snow from the Abyssinian hills. Thor's Day
  • It caused differential melting and sublimation on the surface, according to the patterns it happened to fall in and the mixes of ices it clung to, until it was washed away or encysted. The Clique
  • Flight Through the Ages, which opened with a picture of Icarus and his wax wings, melting when he flew too close to the sun. ANASTASIA KRUPNIK (3-IN-1)
  • Cook the cauliflower until almost melting - if it is slightly crunchy, it won't liquidise to a velvety consistency.
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