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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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3 : to make or become gentle : soften <The kittens melted her heart.
As the snow melted in the spring and more vegetation became exposed, the albedos of all the test sites dropped to their summertime values, between 11 and 19 percent.
As the initial charge is melted, Plant A will add scrap accordingly to meet demand.
The wax doesn't really feel melted because a powder in the heat pack soaks it up, Salyer says.
Polyethylene samples were charged into the rheometer barrel, heated, and melted at a desired extrusion temperature.
In fact, its melting temperature continued to drop until the pressure reached about 100 gigapascals, at which point the sample melted at near-room temperature.
SHEAR--A machine that cuts metal scrap (after it has been condensed) to produce uniform shapes ready to be tied, shipped and melted.
Since the Stone Age when man first melted gold with fire, melting gold with fossil fuels has not changed fundamentally.
Normally cry stallization in uncross linked NR is undesirable because crystalline regions must be melted before rubber can be processed satisfactorily on two-roll mills or in internal mixers.