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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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1979 There was a radiation leak alert at Three Mile Island nuclear station, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, when the atomic core began to melt down.
Among them will be two new speciality beers from Rugby's own Atomic Brewery - Atomic Melt Down (4.
Police told the confectioner to melt down all chocolate versions of the actor's manhood, after receiving numerous complaints from passers-by with children.
The suggestion that Gordon Brown was warned a year ago about a possible bank melt down and did little to prevent it, conflicts with his boast ab out his safe handling of the economy in his 10years as Chancellor.
If you're going to melt down, this is the place to do it," said Alan Ehrlich, executive director of the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce, adding that the nonjudgmental nature of the area adds to its appeal.
In Springfield, townspeople enlist the help of a local metalcasting facility to melt down guns, brass knuckles and ninja stars (Fig.
Prototype polyurethane tires of the distant past ran into not-so-niggling problems during real-world testing such as poor wet traction and melt down during braking.