smelt

smelt
1.
v.tr.
1 extract metal from (ore) by melting.
2 extract (metal) from ore by melting.
Derivatives:
smelter n. smeltery n. (pl. -ies).
Etymology: MDu., MLG smelten, rel. to MELT
2.
past and past part. of SMELL.
3.
n. (pl. same or smelts) any small green and silver fish of the genus Osmerus etc. allied to salmon and used as food.
Etymology: OE, of uncert. orig.: cf. SMOLT

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Synonyms:
(as ore),


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