melt in

melt in

1. To turn from a solid into a liquid in the presence of high temperatures or inside of something that is very hot. They should have known an ice sculpture would melt in this heat! My chocolate bar melted in the car.
2. To be very uncomfortable and produce a lot of sweat because of high temperatures or a source thereof. I feel like I'm melting in this weather—let's go to the pool to cool off. My parents are coming from Toronto to visit me in Texas—they're going to melt in this heat!
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melt in something

 
1. [for something] to melt to a liquid at a high temperature. Surely the plastic cup will melt in such heat. This tray will melt in the oven, so keep it out of there.
2. [for something] to dissolve in a particular liquid. Sugar melts in hot water easily. Will this substance melt in heated water?
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The chocolate kisses should melt in your hand, because chocolate's melting point is lower than the average human body temperature: 37[degrees]C (98.6[degrees]F),
Residence time of melt in the die-land region is so short that temperatures there can be set relatively high.
If we all attained the American--or to be fair the European--standard of living the world would not only run out of resources but would drown in its own pollution and/or melt in its own exhaust heat.
Dual-output power units make it possible to simultaneously melt in one furnace and hold with power in a second pouring furnace, increasing production up to 40% at the same KVA compared to a single furnace/single power unit system and by up to 20% compared to a 'butterfly' batch melting system with two furnaces and a single power supply.
"Less fuel is generally required to melt iron in the foundry office than is required to melt in a cupola."
To ensure that flux does its job effectively, it must be applied to the melt in a TABULAR DATA OMITTED safe and efficient manner.
Prior to the development of the solid-state systems, erosion of the refractory wall resulted in increased electrical demand due to a change in coupling between the coil and melt in the lower frequency systems.