To become fluid through heat; be changed from a set or solid to a flowing condition by heat.
To endure dissolution or extinction; be dissipated or squandered.
to-be softened to love, pity, pain, sympathy, or the love; become tender, moderate, or mild.
become weakened or broken; be subdued, as by worry.
to pass through, as one thing into another, so your point of junction is imperceptible; overlook imperceptible levels; blend; tone.
To reduce from a great to a fluid state in the shape of temperature; liquefy; fuse: because, to melt iron, lead, wax, or tallow; to melt ice.
Loosely, to help make a remedy of; liquefy by option; dissolve: because, to melt sugar in water.—
Figuratively, to soften, as by a warming and kindly influence; render mild or vunerable to moderate influences, concerning love, shame, or pain.
Synonyms To mollify, subdue; Melt, Dissolve, Thaw, Fuse. Two words, … popularly confounded, though scientifically very distinct, are melt and dissolve. The former signifies to bring a substance from a solid to a liquid condition by the agency of heat alone; the latter signifies the bringing about of this result by distributing the particles of the substance acted on among the particles of another substance which is itself liquid, and this process is termed the solution of the solid substance. Thaw differs from melt, in being applicable only to substances whose ordinary condition is that of a liquid, and which have become solid in consequence of the abstraction of heat, and therefore return to the liquid condition as if of themselves. (Chambers's Journal.) Dissolve is much used as a synonym of either melt or thaw. Fuse is sometimes synonymous with melt (as, to fuse a wire by electricity), but it is more often used of melting together: as, bell-metal is made by fusing copper and tin. See the definitions of these words.