melt into

melt into

1. To turn from a solid into a particular kind of liquid or liquid-like state, as by a result of excess heat. My chocolate bar melted into goop after I left it in the car all day. OK, everyone grab a slice of the ice cream cake before it melts into mush!
2. To cause something to turn from a solid into a particular kind of liquid or liquid-like state. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "melt" and "into." We need to melt this ore into a molten state so that it can be molded into the desired shape. We used salt to melt the ice on the roads into water.
3. To cause something to melt and combine with a mixture or other liquid. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "melt" and "into." After you've melted the butter into the batter, you should notice it beginning to fluff up. The chemical reaction causes the salt to melt into the compound.
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melt something into something

to cause something to change its state when melting. The ice melted into a cold liquid that we could drink. We melted the fat into a liquid that we could deep-fry in.
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melt into something

to melt and change into a different state. All the ice cream melted into a sticky soup. The candles melted into a pool of colored wax in all the heat we had last summer.
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References in classic literature ?
It was not that she dwelt upon details of their acquaintance, or recalled in any special or peculiar way his personality; it was his being, his existence, which dominated her thought, fading sometimes as if it would melt into the mist of the forgotten, reviving again with an intensity which filled her with an incomprehensible longing.
It is determined that one of the ways of uniform melting of the initial bar and flowing off of the melt into the general zone is formation of cells of unmolten initial material on the melting surface at minimum thickness of the melt.
The hot hall has a melt-transfer chamber that stores the melt from the screw and then transfers the melt into the mold cavity by means of a piston/cylinder system.
Concurrently, a vacuum is applied to the chamber, which removes the air from within the shell mold and chamber and draws the melt into the mold through the central sprue.
Scorim splits the melt into two streams that enter the mold from two separate gates.
The processing head splits the melt into multiple feed streams, each of which is gated separately to the mold.