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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MOLTEN, pp. of melt. Melted.
1. a. Made of melted metal; as a molten image.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: reduced to liquid form by heating; "a mass of molten rock" [syn: molten, liquefied, liquified]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of melten to melt Date: 14th century 1. obsolete made by melting and casting 2. fused or liquefied by heat ; melted <molten lava> 3. having warmth or brilliance ; glowing <the molten sunlight of warm skies T. B. Costain>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. melted, esp. made liquid by heat. Etymology: past part. of MELT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Molten Mol"ten, a. [See Melt.] 1. Melted; being in a state of fusion, esp. when the liquid state is produced by a high degree of heat; as, molten iron. 2. Made by melting and casting the substance or metal of which the thing is formed; as, a molten image.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Melt Melt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Melted (obs.) p. p. Molten; p. pr. & vb. n. Melting.] [AS. meltan; akin to Gr. me`ldein, E. malt, and prob. to E. smelt, v. [root]108. Cf. Smelt, v., Malt, Milt the spleen.] 1. To reduce from a solid to a liquid state, as by heat; to liquefy; as, to melt wax, tallow, or lead; to melt ice or snow. 2. Hence: To soften, as by a warming or kindly influence; to relax; to render gentle or susceptible to mild influences; sometimes, in a bad sense, to take away the firmness of; to weaken. Thou would'st have . . . melted down thy youth. --Shak. For pity melts the mind to love. --Dryden. Syn: To liquefy; fuse; thaw; mollify; soften.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Molten rock, metal, or glass has been heated to a very high temperature and has become a hot thick liquid. The molten metal is poured into the mould. ADJ: usu ADJ n



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