Monday, December 15, 2014

molten/melted: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Monday, December 15, 2014

“Molten” is now usually used to describe hard materials like lava, glass, and lead liquefied by very high heat. Most other substances are “melted,” though some people like to refer to “molten cheese” and a popular dessert is called “molten chocolate cake,” perhaps to emphasize its gooey, lava-like character.

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