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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
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.
But the Jewellery Quarterbased federation fears the stolen silver pieces could now simply be melted down for the value of their metal because their distinctive character makes them too difficult to sell on.
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.
Cardiff Crown Court heard he also allegedly obtained jewellery to be melted down and remade, but instead sold the jewellery and returned 'cheap bangles' to the original owner.
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.
He plunges head-on into those nebulous topographies social scientists like to call the "space of flows," casting abstracted labor into relief and putting commodity fetishism before the fun-house mirror: Starling has obtained balsa wood from Ecuador to make a model of a French Farman Mosquito airplane, which was then flown in Australia; built a scale replica of the Wagenfeld Museum--a former prison that also served as production site for egg coddlers, among other things--to be used as a henhouse; melted down and recast (as each other) an Eames Aluminum Group Chair and a Mann Sausalito mountain bike; and driven a red 1974 Italian Fiat from Turin, where it is no longer made, to the Fiat plant in Warsaw, where he added new white Polish parts before returning the car to Turin.
The Bell would most probably be melted down or at best stored in some cellar.