melting

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melting

  1. Present participle of melt.

AdjectiveEdit

melting (comparative more melting, superlative most melting)

  1. Which is melting, dissolving or liquefying.
  2. Given over to strong emotion; tender; aroused; emotional, tearful.
    • 1714, Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock, I.i:
      What guards the purities of melting maids, / In courtly balls, and midnight masquerades [...]?

NounEdit

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melting (plural meltings)

  1. The process of changing the state of a substance from solid to liquid by heating it past its melting point.
    • 2013 May 11, “The climate of Tibet: Pole-land”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8835, page 80: 
      Of all the transitions brought about on the Earth’s surface by temperature change, the melting of ice into water is the starkest. It is binary. And for the land beneath, the air above and the life around, it changes everything.

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From melta (to digest) +‎ -ing.

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melting f (genitive singular meltingar, no plural)

  1. digestion

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