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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.
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With the investigation complete the seized jewellery could now be melted down.
The "old" silver dimes and quarters soon disappeared from circulation for their face value, and many of them have since been melted down for their silver content.
In a study of mercury pollution, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) found that mercury switches used for convenience lighting and antilock brake systems contribute to the problem, as mercury can pollute air and water when end-of-life vehicles are melted down for recycling.
A good many monuments were removed and melted down during the 1939-1945 war, not least a large and spectacular hot air balloon in bronze by Bartholdi -- the sculptor responsible for the Statue of Liberty.
Chips and scraps cut from traditional steel parts also contain lead and must be handled in a special way, but the new material can be melted down without such precautions.
She heard of a body called Thai Helps Thai, where Thai ladies were giving in their gold jewellery to be melted down and used to help revive the country's economy.
Small works in precious metals rarely survived since they were often later melted down, and must be studied from drawings and documents.
The flakes are melted down into a liquid that can be poured through a spinneret, a device that acts like a shower-head.
But when Chernobyl melted down in 1986, 1 was living with my two children in Eastern Europe and I learned what it's like to experience a nuclear disaster.
When mixed or "commingled" plastic waste - old HDPE milk jugs, PET soda bottles, PVC cooking oil bottles - is collected and melted down, the result is a drab polymer pudding.
I'll get them melted down and moulded into a huge two-fingered statue called MBE (Memorial to the Bull*** Evaluators) and plant it in the middle of Parliament Square, facing Westminster.
Oliver Wainwright, the architecture firm's Hedwig Heinsman said that with 3D printing, there is zero waste, reduced transportation costs, and everything can be melted down and recycled.