Definition of molten in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmōlt(ə)n/


(Especially of materials with a high melting point, such as metal and glass) liquefied by heat.
Example sentences
  • A spectacular form of heat advection occurs when molten rock, or magma, erupts from a volcano.
  • Watch skilled craftspeople create intricate designs from the intense heat of molten glass.
  • Solidification of the molten material into rocks happened as the Earth cooled.
liquefied, liquid, fluid, melted, flowing


Middle English: archaic past participle of melt.

Words that rhyme with molten

Bolton, Doulton
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