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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 attempts were later made to recover it, it was found that it had been sent on for recycling and had been melted down.
It vanished one night in December last year, and if it has been melted down, as police believe, it would only have earned the thieves a few thousand pounds at most, a fraction of its real worth of Au500,000 (e1/4600,000, $800,000).
According to the report by make-your-own drink firm SodaStream, 10% of all nonrecycled rubbish in the city is plastic bottles that could be melted down and reused.
The government and TEPCO previously believed that about half of the fuel had melted down.
He said there had been a number of incidents where gold sent by post was allegedly undervalued and melted down before a complaint is resolved.
Terence says he was told it was already melted down.
Mr Rose has now seen hundreds of knives melted down.
Many believed the medal that Lennon returned in 1969 with a cheeky note to the Queen had been melted down.
It's unusual for so many plates to have survived because they were often melted down, noted the Courier-Post article by Kristy Davies.
Some suggested that the records be melted down as an additive to asphalt paving.
FAKE Tiffany jewellery with a street value of half a million pounds has been melted down as a warning was flashed to unsuspecting consumers.