melting meaning

EN[ˈmɛltɪŋ] [-ɛltɪŋ]
  • Melting is a physical process that results in the phase transition of a substance from a solid to a liquid.
  • Substances in the molten state generally have reduced viscosity as the temperature increases.
  • Some organic compounds melt through mesophases, states of partial order between solid and liquid.

    Definition of melting in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmeltingsPREmé-SUF-ing
    1. The process of changing the state of a substance from solid to liquid by heating it past its melting point.
      1. 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.
  • Verb
    1. present participle of melt.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore meltingSUPmost melting
      1. Which is melting, dissolving or liquefying.
        1. Given over to strong emotion; tender; aroused; emotional, tearful.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Vesteris Seamount is composed of highly alkaline lavas of alkalibasaltic to basanitic/tephritic compositions, consistent with small extents of mantle melting due to great lithospheric thickness [17 ].
            • This genial melting of prejudices under the soft sunlights falling upon the hearts of the circle, was to me, the charm of this, and of the former evening: and was the best part of the entertainment.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Verb forms
                  • Participles
                    • Present participles
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              Meaning of melting for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "melting" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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