When wounded warriors meet, there are shared stories and experiences that melt away age, rank, and position.
It has taken eight years for the unravel, but now we are there watching the structure of the past melt away.
These versions of the stories will melt away into the originals.
The magic drug might—might—melt away an elaborate con game and reveal the conniving evil man within.
It has taken eight years for the unravel, but we are now watching the past melt away.
His pay seemed to melt away, month by month, and where it went to the mischief only knew.
Just as they seemed now about to melt away to urgent tasks, he called them back.
The long loaves standing against the wall behind the guests appeared to melt away.
Its edges seemed to melt away in the flight of the water-dust.
But half an hour later the trail seemed to melt away, and after a vain search for it the boys pushed on at random.
Old English meltan "become liquid, consume by fire, burn up" (class III strong verb; past tense mealt, past participle molten), from Proto-Germanic *meltanan; fused with Old English gemæltan (Anglian), gemyltan (West Saxon) "make liquid," from Proto-Germanic *gamaltijanan (cf. Old Norse melta "to digest"), both from PIE *meldh-, (cf. Sanskrit mrduh "soft, mild," Greek meldein "to melt, make liquid," Latin mollis "soft, mild"), from root *mel- "soft," with derivatives referring to soft or softened (especially ground) materials (see mild). Figurative use by c.1200. Related: Melted; melting.
Of food, to melt in (one's) mouth is from 1690s. Melting pot is from 1540s; figurative use from 1855; popularized with reference to America by play "The Melting Pot" by Israel Zangwill (1908).
1854, "molten metal," from melt (v.). In reference to a type of sandwich topped by melted cheese, 1980, American English.
To change from a solid to a liquid state by heating or being heated with sufficient energy at the melting point. See also heat of fusion.