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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of melt.
  • adj. Being in a liquid state as a result of melting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. changed from a solid to a liquid state


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  • His expression melted into disappointment, then brightened again.


  • Then the expression melted into that of an eerie doll and he began the terrible quivering too.

    The Burning Wire

  • Her expression melted into a frown as she added, “The thing is, there’s no record of any command orders being received, just a scrambled subspace communiqué that Spock requested, even though the call originated from Captain Kirk’s quarters.”

    In the Name of Honor

  • Transfer 1/3 of the batter to the medium bowl and stir in melted chocolate and chopped walnuts.

    By Cracky Bars | Baking Bites

  • A sweet peanut butter pastry cream is stuffed into homemade or store-bought creampuff shells, which are bathed in melted chocolate and crowned with chopped peanuts.

    Kerry Saretsky: Franglais: Peanut Butter Cup Profiteroles

  • He was smirking, but when he saw how flustered she was, his expression melted, gave way to a full mocking smile.

    Claudia Ricci: Seeing Red: "Jesús Just Wants to Play Guitar"

  • I bet if I chopped up some regular cake, mixed it with frosting and dipped them in melted chocolate that they could make a passable meatball.

    Friday Pix

  • There was almost nothing there for him to relish as Arizona's 18-point margin melted away and then disappeared in the fourth quarter when Donovan McNabb and rookie receiver DeSean Jackson teamed for a 62-yard touchdown that put the Eagles (11-7-1) ahead, 25-24.

    No mirage: Warner basking as Cards head to first Super Bowl

  • Sugar cannot be suspended in melted butter, so no pockets of butterfat can form and a baked good will be a bit more dense than one made with creamed butter.

    Can you over-soften butter? | Baking Bites

  • I knew there were different results with texture etc … in melted vs. softened, but never knew the background.

    Can you over-soften butter? | Baking Bites


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