Re: USAGE: YAEUT: "Molten" vs. "Melted"
|From:||David McCann <david@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 21:46|
H. W. Fowler. A Dictionary of Modern English Usage:
"Molten, apart from its use as a poetic variant of melted, is now
confined to what needs great heat to melt it. Molten iron, melted
Shorter Oxford English Dictionary:
Liquefied by heat; in a state of fusion. Chiefly (connoting a higher
temperature than melted) of metal, rock, etc."
These definitions work for me.