Complete Definition of "smelt"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/'smεlt/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Élt|-Élt

Etymology 1
From OE. term|smelt.

Noun
en-noun

  1. a family of small anadromous fish common in the North American Great Lakes

Translations
trans-top|a family of small fish
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Russian: коÑÑÑка (kór'uÅ¡ka) f
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ttbc|Spanish: eperlano m
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Etymology 2
From very early ME. term|smel; likely to derive from OE., but not recorded.

Verb
smelt

  1. past of|smell

Translations
trans-top|simple past tense of smell
Dutch: geurde, geurden
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trans-top|past participle of smell
Dutch: gegeurd
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Etymology 3
Variant of the stem of OE. term|meltan||to melt.

Noun
en-noun

  1. Production of metal from ore; or, any of the various liquids or semi-molten solids produced and used during the course of such production.

#* 1982, Raymond E. Kirk and Donald F. Othmer, Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology,<sup>[1</sup> Wiley, ISBN 0471020729, page 405,
#*: The green liquor, ie, [sic] the solution obtained on dissolving the smelt, contains an insoluble residue called dregs, which gives it a dark green appearance.
#* 1996, Arthur J. Wilson, The Living Rock: The Story of Metals Since Earliest Time and Their Impact on Civilization,
#*: When the smelt was complete the crucible could be lifted out and the metal poured directly into the moulds, thus avoiding the need to break it up and remelt [â¦]
#* 1997, Anthony Lawrence Kohan, Boiler Operatorâs Guide, Fourth Edition,<sup>2</sup> McGraw?-Hill, ISBN 0-07-036574-1, page 159â160,
#*: [â¦] (2) reaction between a weak or low solid concentration black liquor that is sprayed into the furnace and then because of its high water content, reacts with the smelt in the furnace; and [â¦]
#* 1998, Deanna J. Richards, Greg Pearson, National Academy of Engineering, The Ecology of Industry: Sectors and Linkages
#*: Dissolving the smelt liberates some hydrogen sulfide and particular matter [â¦]
#* 2000, Julian Henderson, The Science and Archaeology of Materials: An Investigation of Inorganic Materials,
#*: [â¦] can vary in different positions in the furnace and during the smelt.
#*: Furnaces are unlikely to survive the smelts; all that often remains on metal production sites is just furnace bases and broken fragments of furnaces [â¦]
#* 2002, Jenny Moore, âWho Lights the Fire? Gender and the Energy of Productionâ, in Moira Donald and Linda Hurcombe (eds.), Gender and Material Culture in Archaeological Perspective,<sup>3</sup> Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 0312223986, page 130,
#*: Women are allowed to play some small part in the smelt if they are breastfeeding or post-menopausal (van der Merwe and Avery, 1988).

Translations
trans-top|process of producing iron and steel from iron ore
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Verb
en-verb

  1. to fuse two things into one, especially when involving ores; to meld

Translations
trans-top|to fuse two things into one
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ttbc|Portuguese: fundir
ttbc|Spanish: eperlano m
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