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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:

"molten. adjective
Liquefied by heat; in a state of fusion. Chiefly (connoting a higher
temperature than melted) of metal, rock, etc."

These definitions work for me.