Melting point
Melting Melt"ing, n. Liquefaction; the act of causing (something) to melt, or the process of becoming melted. [1913 Webster]

{Melting point} (Chem.), the degree of temperature at which a solid substance melts or fuses; as, the melting point of ice is 0[deg] Centigrade or 32[deg] Fahr., that of urea is 132[deg] Centigrade. Pressure affects the melting point somewhat, and if not specified the melting point is usually taken to be at atmospheric pressure. [1913 Webster]


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