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liquefaction; the act of causing (something) to melt, or the process of becoming melted.

(Science: chemistry) Melting point, the degree of temperature at which a solid substance melts or fuses; as, the melting point of ice is 0 deg centigrade or 32 deg Fahr, that of urea is 132 deg Centigrade. Melting pot, a vessel in which anything is melted; a crucible.