evaporate vs melt what difference

what is difference between evaporate and melt

English

Etymology

From Latin ēvapōrātus, perfect passive participle of ēvapōrō (evaporate).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈvæpəɹeɪt/

Verb

evaporate (third-person singular simple present evaporates, present participle evaporating, simple past and past participle evaporated)

  1. (intransitive) to transition from a liquid state into a gaseous state
  2. (transitive) to expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial heat), leaving the solid portion
    to evaporate apples
  3. (transitive) to give vent to; to dissipate
    • 1641, Henry Wotton, A Parallel between Robert late Earl of Essex and George late Duke of Buckingham
      My lord of Essex evaporated his thoughts in a sonnet.
  4. (figuratively) to disappear; to escape or pass off without effect
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Seditions and Troubles
      To give moderate liberty for griefs to evaporate [] is a safe way.

Related terms

  • evaporation
  • evaporator
  • vapour

Translations


Italian

Verb

evaporate

  1. inflection of evaporare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of evaporato

Anagrams

  • operavate

Latin

Participle

ēvapōrāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ēvapōrātus


English

Etymology

From Middle English melten, from Old English meltan (to consume by fire, melt, burn up; dissolve, digest) and Old English mieltan (to melt; digest; refine, purge; exhaust), from Proto-Germanic *meltaną (to dissolve, melt) and Proto-Germanic *maltijaną (to dissolve, melt), both from Proto-Indo-European *(s)meld- (melt). Cognate with Icelandic melta (to melt, digest).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɛlt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛlt

Noun

melt (countable and uncountable, plural melts)

  1. Molten material, the product of melting.
  2. The transition of matter from a solid state to a liquid state.
  3. The springtime snow runoff in mountain regions.
  4. A melt sandwich.
  5. A wax-based substance for use in an oil burner as an alternative to mixing oils and water.
  6. (Britain, slang, derogatory) An idiot.

Derived terms

  • snowmelt, snow melt

Translations

Verb

melt (third-person singular simple present melts, present participle melting, simple past melted or (rare) molt, past participle melted or molten)

  1. (ergative) To change (or to be changed) from a solid state to a liquid state, usually by a gradual heat.
    I melted butter to make a cake.
    When the weather is warm, the snowman will disappear; he will melt.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) To dissolve, disperse, vanish.
    His troubles melted away.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) 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.
    • 1687, John Dryden, A Song for Cecilia’s Day
      For pity melts the mind to love.
  4. (intransitive) To be discouraged.
  5. (intransitive, figuratively) To be emotionally softened or touched.
    She melted when she saw the romantic message in the Valentine’s Day card.
  6. (intransitive, colloquial) To be very hot and sweat profusely.

Synonyms

  • (change from solid to liquid): to found, to thaw

Derived terms

Related terms

  • smelt

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