|1.||[ noun ] (chemistry,physics) the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid|
|Synonyms:||thaw thawing melt|
"the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster" "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
|Related terms:||phase_change heating thaw melt|
|2.||[ adjective ] becoming liquid|
|3.||[ noun ] (meteorology) warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt|
|Synonyms:||thaw warming thawing|
"they welcomed the spring thaw"
|Related terms:||weather thaw|