To become liquid through heat; be changed from a fixed or solid to a flowing state by heat.To suffer dissolution or extinction; be dissipated or wasted.To be softened to love, pity, tenderness, sympathy, or the like; become tender, mild, or gentle.To be weakened or broken; be subdued, as by fear.To pass, as one thing into another, so that the point of junction is imperceptible; pass by imperceptible degrees; blend; shade.To reduce from a solid to a fluid state by means of heat; liquefy; fuse: as, to melt iron, lead, wax, or tallow; to melt ice.Loosely, to make a solution of; liquefy by solution; dissolve: as, to melt sugar in water.—Figuratively, to soften, as by a warming and kindly influence; render gentle or susceptible to mild influences, as to love, pity, or tenderness.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.n. The melting of metal; the running down of the metal in the act of fusion.n. The charge of metals placed in a cupola or pot for melting.n. Any substance that is melted.n. Same as milt.