- To melt away.
- To disappear as if by melting.
- To dissolve and become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air.
- To become fluid or soft on maturing, as certain fungal structures.
- To branch out into numerous subdivisions that lack a main axis, as the trunk of an elm.
- To melt or dissolve gradually, or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts; melt away.
- In <em>vegetable histology</em>, to liquefy or melt away gradually, as part of the normal process of growth: said of certain tissues, especially the gills of fungi of the genus <em>Coprinus.</em> It differs from the analogous process in salts, being a vital phenomenon.
- To dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies.
- To <xref>melt</xref> and <xref>disappear</xref>.
- To become <xref>liquid</xref> by absorbing <xref>water</xref> from the <xref>atmosphere</xref>.
- melt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
- melt away in the process of decay