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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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5m, is melted down for recycling, top, middle and bottom; WARNING: Trading standards officers Frankie Russell, left, and Jodie Allwood, with the jewellery and, left, a bracelet showing the Tiffany name Pictures by PETER REIMANN
We don't want to see our pennies and nickels melted down so a few individuals can take advantage of the American taxpayer.
It will be melted down as happens with most air accident wrecks.
This, theoretically, would insure a pure feed-stock that could be mechanically ground up, melted down, or otherwise remade into containers like the ones from which they came.
Chances are it has already been melted down and sold for scrap, but there is a possibility that it could turn up on the local market, at an antiques fair, car boot sale or auction.
The Caesium-137 may be buried in a scrap yard under tonnes of metal, and local officials believe it could have been melted down, the BBC reported.
There are fears that Llanelli's Millennium Coastal Park obelisk, which would cost pounds 20,000 to replace, has been taken by scrap metal thieves and will be melted down.
It is entirely possible the Overhead Railway was melted down and turned into Japanese cars and razor blades and shipped back to the UK.
Once it is melted down, it is virtually untraceable.
Prosecutor Meirion Davies told Cardiff Crown Court how another customer saw her mother's watch for sale in the window when she thought it had been melted down to make a bracelet.
The NJ Partnership for Mercury-Free Vehicles is seeking sponsors for legislation that would require auto manufacturers to fund the removal of mercury switches from end-of-life cars and trucks before the vehicles are crushed and melted down in steel mills and foundries.
HUNDREDS of guns handed in as part of the firearms amnesty across the West Midlands were destroyed and melted down by police yesterday, marking the end of the successful month-long initiative which saw a total of 1,265 firearms handed in across the region.