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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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That process melted cavities within the snowdrift, and shrubs popped up through the surface.
I think the little cubes of bread with the cheese fondue could be improved, maybe slightly crunchier, and one of our party opined that the melted chocolate wasn't of sufficiently intense flavor.
When you slip it back in the earmuffs, the melted wax molecules gradually "chill out.
Once cool, break caramel corn into pieces or chunks and drizzle with 3 ounces melted semisweet (OR bittersweet) chocolate (melt in microwave oven on high power 45 to 60 seconds, stirring once until smooth).
Normally cry stallization in uncross linked NR is undesirable because crystalline regions must be melted before rubber can be processed satisfactorily on two-roll mills or in internal mixers.
4 million for a new electro-slag remelting (ESR) furnace, which is complete and used primarily for aerospace alloys that are melted three times to ensure the highest purity levels.
There's something warm, cozy, irresistible and enticing about biting into a crispy, homey sandwich oozing with stretchy strands of soft, melted cheese.
That's enough to raise global sea levels by half a meter, if the glaciers melted, says Roger G.
Since the charge is preferentially melted while it is submerged in the molten bath, the magnesium that had solidified in the returns melts, vaporizes and becomes suspended in the molten iron.
patent #3,358,327, filed in 1960 for a barrier flight that retains unmelted solids in a primary channel while melted resin goes downstream in an auxiliary channel.
Crystallization of all the polymer films was controlled by placing the casting dishes containing the melted films in specific temperature baths for certain time periods prior to testing.
The Company announced that it successfully melted the first heat of steel production last night.