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melt

(melt),
1. Denature, used to describe RNA polymerase action in decoupling DNA base pairs.
2. To make the transition from solid to liquid, a process in which ions or molecules leave ordered position and acquire random motions.
3. to undergo any of several processes in which molecules or parts of molecules acquire greater random movement (for example, tumbling motion of lipid hydrocarbon chains within a biologic membrane, disruption of base stacking in nucleic acid on heating).
4. A molten substance.

melt

verb (oncology) To shrink, said of a tumour or lymph nodes after radiation therapy.

melt

(melt)
Denature, used to describe RNA polymerase action in decoupling DNA base pairs.

melt

butcher's name for spleen.
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This first foray into the military justice arena may disappoint his true crime fans as Meltdown is not a legal thriller.
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Summary: Washington, May 15, 2010, SPA -- US President Barack Obama pushed Congress on Saturday to move ahead with financial regulatory reform, saying his job is not only to create jobs and help the country recover but also to prevent another economic meltdown.
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Hu said his company was lightly impacted by the meltdown as his company saw a 30% year-on-year decline in sales with small profits in 2008.