Definitions

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  • n. That degree of softness in a body beginning to melt which alters its shape; the first or lowest degree of fusibility.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That degree of softness in a body beginning to melt which alters its shape; the first or lowest degree of fusibility.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a body beginning to melt, that degree of softness which alters its shape; the first or lowest degree of fusion.

Etymologies

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Latin e out + mollescere, inchoate from mollere to be soft, mollis soft.

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