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Synonyms for melt

Synonyms for melt

to change from a solid to a liquid

to disappear gradually by or as if by dispersal of particles

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Synonyms for melt

the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid

reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating

become or cause to become soft or liquid

become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial

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lose its distinct outline or shape

become less clearly visible or distinguishable

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become less intense and fade away gradually

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With the investigation complete the seized jewellery could now be melted down.
We don't want to see our pennies and nickels melted down so a few individuals can take advantage of the American taxpayer.
In a study of mercury pollution, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) found that mercury switches used for convenience lighting and antilock brake systems contribute to the problem, as mercury can pollute air and water when end-of-life vehicles are melted down for recycling.
If the steel meets specifications, it will be melted down and used to form the leading edge of the bow of the U.
A good many monuments were removed and melted down during the 1939-1945 war, not least a large and spectacular hot air balloon in bronze by Bartholdi -- the sculptor responsible for the Statue of Liberty.
THE PanAm Boeing 747 which exploded over Lockerbie killing 270 people may be melted down as scrap when the murder trial ends.
Chips and scraps cut from traditional steel parts also contain lead and must be handled in a special way, but the new material can be melted down without such precautions.
She heard of a body called Thai Helps Thai, where Thai ladies were giving in their gold jewellery to be melted down and used to help revive the country's economy.
Small works in precious metals rarely survived since they were often later melted down, and must be studied from drawings and documents.
The flakes are melted down into a liquid that can be poured through a spinneret, a device that acts like a shower-head.
But when Chernobyl melted down in 1986, 1 was living with my two children in Eastern Europe and I learned what it's like to experience a nuclear disaster.
When mixed or "commingled" plastic waste - old HDPE milk jugs, PET soda bottles, PVC cooking oil bottles - is collected and melted down, the result is a drab polymer pudding.
Much of this priceless material was either melted down during the 18th century in the royal foundries or destroyed during the time of the Revolution.
This means the marking cannot be removed from the object, even if it is melted down.
A MAFIA don has told how Diego Maradona's Golden Ball award was stolen by mobsters - and melted down into gold bars.