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melt

[melt]
(chemistry)
To change a solid to a liquid by the application of heat.
A melted material.
(metallurgy)
A charge of molten metal.
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He said each pendant, bearing the word "education", is a "symbol of hope", adding: "It was humbling to see such an array of weapons 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.
Unlike many other manufacturers, the bags Paulstra uses to hold materials used in production get melted down in the process and ultimately become part of the product itself.
Three men were caught on security cameras loading the statue on to a red Mercedes flatbed truck in the courtyard of the Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green, Herts, on Thursda It's now feared they may have melted down the statue for scrap - which would only be worth EUR5,500.
This hunk of junked steel will almost certainly end up melted down in the blast furnaces of a Grupo Gerdau, an Arcelor or some other Brazilian steel conglomerate.
Alussy took the assignment and melted down three fallen Hussein statues that he originally cast to create the new memorial.
Millions have been melted down to make toys or have been dyed to become children's balloons (Anchor & Sails, August 13, 2004).
TOPPLED statues of Saddam Hussein have been melted down and turned into a bronze sculpture of a US soldier in mourning.
The NJ Partnership for Mercury-Free Vehicles is seeking sponsors for legislation that would require 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.
Melted down, re-formed and re-placing the fibreglass of the past with a material that symbolises this city, its skills and its people, the new Forward statue would be a permanent tribute to a proud past and history of industrial creation.
The Bears melted down in the final minute of the half after missing three shots, then failing to get back on defense as the Bruins took a 34-33 lead on Thompson's alley-oop layup on a pass by Young.