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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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That was certainly true of the kesri beef I ate as a main course - meltingly tender meat, spuds and caramelised onions in a rich sauce revealing sweet and feisty spicy notes.
That my guitar playing was "eyeball meltingly brilliant".
As the Countess, Katherine Whyte delivered a meltingly beautiful "Dove sono," coloring that, as well as "Porgi amor," with a quick, supple vibrato.
After the regal Charo Espino performed, all meltingly fluid arms and fingers striking poses, came Venezuelan Daniela Tugues whose more expressionist movements suggested birds and washing clothes to the mellow, Caribbean-infused sounds of the maracas, bandola and mandolin.
The Telemann cantata that closed the first half of the concert Saturday night at Trinity Lutheran Church contained the perfect commentary (translated from the German text) on the misery of the world, especially in power-deprived, storm-battered Central Massachusetts: "Destructive perversity of the stubborn world," sang mezzo soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore in superb voice, with meltingly pure tones, "it batters, it crashes, it stumbles and falls." Storm-stumbling canceled their concert in Boston Friday night and doubtless reduced the audience in Worcester, but that smaller crowd was rewarded with a unique, flawlessly executed program of little-known baroque Christmas music.
A Slow braise it until it is meltingly tender, ideally in red wine and some sort of fruit juice.
Meltingly soft, nectar-sweet, and juicy: Such are the melons handpicked by produce man Raymond Rainer at Starr Market in Ojai, California.
This is a meltingly tender, utterly delicious beef stew cooked in ale with onions and served with buttery mash and wedges of Savoy cabbage.
The roast beef was sirloin (no cheaper cuts here) and proved meltingly tender.
Chef-restaurateur Amy Brandwein gives napa cabbage quarters a quick turn in her wood-fired oven, where their frilly edges crisp up and their layers of leaves go meltingly sideways, slightly sweeter.
Crunchy on the outside but meltingly soft inside, freshly baked churros is like heaven on earth, so to speak, when dipped in a thick, almost gooey, chocolate sauce.