MELT, verb transitive [Eng.smelt, smalt. We have in these words decisive evidence that s, in smelten, etc. is a prefix. melt in English, is regular, forming melted for its past tense and passive participle. The old participle molten, is used only as an adjective.]
1. To dissolve; to make liquid; to liquefy; to reduce from a solid to a liquid or flowing state by heat; as, to melt wax, tallow or lead; to melt ice or snow.
2. To dissolve; to reduce to first principles.
3. To soften to love or tenderness.
For pity melts the mind to love.
4. To waste away; to dissipate.
In general riot melted down thy youth.
5. To dishearten. Joshua 14:8.
MELT, verb intransitive To become liquid; to dissolve; to be changed from a fixed or solid to a flowing state.
And whiter snow in minutes melts away.
1. To be softened to love, pity, tenderness or sympathy; to become tender, mild or gentle.
MELTing with tenderness and mild compassion.
2. To be dissolved; to lose substance.
--And what seem'd corporal,
MELTed as breath into the wind.
3. To be subdued by affliction; to sink into weakness.
My soul melteth for heaviness--strengthen thou me. Psalms 119:28.
4. To faint; to be discouraged or disheartened.
As soon as we heard these things, our heart melted. Joshua 2:11.