- to melt (previously formed metal) so that it can be cast or molded again
- to require little or no chewing
- to taste especially delicious
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Melt
- melt down
- melt in your mouth
Origin of Melt
From Middle English melten, from Old English meltan (“to consume by fire, melt, burn up; dissolve, digest") and Old English mieltan (“to melt; digest; refine, purge; exhaust"), from Proto-Germanic *meltanÄ… (“to dissolve, melt") and Proto-Germanic *maltijanÄ… (“to dissolve, melt"), both from Proto-Indo-European *(s)mel- (“to beat, crush, grind"). Cognate with Icelandic melta (“to melt, digest").
Middle English melten from Old English meltan mel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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