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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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When he's passed over for an anchorman post, Bruce melts down on camera.
But it won't matter if the server melts down because of insufficient cooling capabilities.
But when Hallstrom ups the ante and attempts to give the story more weight than it can bear (the town's treatment of a visiting troupe of gypsies is more or less equated with the beginning of the Holocaust), ``Chocolat'' melts down and becomes a big, gooey mess.