from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Made liquid by heat; melted.
  • adjective Made by melting and casting in a mold.
  • adjective Brilliantly glowing, from or as if from intense heat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having molted; being in the state of molting.
  • Melted; in a state of fusion or solution: as, molten gold.
  • Made or produced by means of melting.
  • Liquid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Melted; being in a state of fusion, esp. when the liquid state is produced by a high degree of heat.
  • adjective Made by melting and casting the substance or metal of which the thing is formed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Melted.
  • adjective Made from molten substance.
  • adjective Glowing red-hot.
  • verb Past participle of melt

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective reduced to liquid form by heating


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  • Once upon a time, molten was the past tense of melt.

    January 29, 2007

  • That's fun to know. Kind of like wrought was the past tense of work.

    January 29, 2007