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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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The Royal Mint has warned people against melting down 1p and 2p copper coins for profit.
She still managed to broadcast though, even though the snow was pelting into her face and melting down her neck.
We need to stop the city melting down into gridlock.
Melting down basalt rock to make fibrous insulation material, it supplies building companies and stores across the UK.
So now, whether the moulds from which it was cast remain or not, let us rebuild by melting down coins that would undoubtedly be donated by the people of Birmingham to help fund its replacement.
Organised criminals are making rich pickings from melting down the aluminium barrels into ingots which are sold on the scrap metal trade.