from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Archaic A past participle of melt.
  • adj. Made liquid by heat; melted: molten lead.
  • adj. Made by melting and casting in a mold.
  • adj. Brilliantly glowing, from or as if from intense heat: "A huge red bed of coals blazed and quivered with molten fury” ( Richard Wright).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Melted.
  • adj. Made from molten substance.
  • adj. Glowing red-hot.
  • v. Past participle of melt

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. reduced to liquid form by heating


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

    January 29, 2007

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

    January 29, 2007