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a. a stage in the Bessemer process in which air is blasted upwards through molten pig iron
b. the quantity of metal treated in a Bessemer converter
To write data or code into a programmable read-only memory chip by melting the fuse links corresponding to bits that are to be zero.
Opening of a circuit because of excess current, particularly when the current is heavy and a melting or breakdown point is reached.
1. See throw, 1.
2. The eruption of water and sand inside a cofferdam, causing flooding.