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v. smelt·ed, smelt·ing, smelts
To melt or fuse (ores) in order to separate the metallic constituents.
To melt or fuse. Used of ores.
[Dutch or Low German smelten, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]
n. pl. smelts or smelt
Any of various small silvery marine, freshwater, and anadromous food fishes of the family Osmeridae, found in cold waters of the Northern Hemisphere, especially Osmerus mordax of North America and O. eperlanus of Europe.
A past tense and a past participle of smell.
(Metallurgy) (tr) to extract (a metal) from (an ore) by heating
[C15: from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch smelten; related to Old High German smelzan to melt]
n, pl smelt or smelts
(Animals) any marine or freshwater salmonoid food fish of the family Osmeridae, such as Osmerus eperlanus of Europe, having a long silvery body and occurring in temperate and cold northern waters
[Old English smylt; related to Dutch, Danish smelt, Norwegian smelta, German Schmelz]
a past tense and past participle of smell
1. to fuse or melt (ore) so as to separate the metal in it.
2. to obtain or refine (metal) in this way.
[1535–45; probably < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German smelten, c. Old High German smelzan]
n., pl. (esp. collectively) smelt, (esp. for kinds or species) smelts.
any of various small, silvery food fishes of the family Osmeridae, found in northern waters.
a pt. and pp. of smell.
To melt ores in order to extract the metals they contain.
Past participle: smelted
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|Noun||1.||smelt - small cold-water silvery fish; migrate between salt and fresh water|
smelt - small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters
fish - the flesh of fish used as food; "in Japan most fish is eaten raw"; "after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat"; "they have a chef who specializes in fish"
|2.||smelt - small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters|
Osmerus mordax, rainbow smelt - important marine and landlocked food fish of eastern North America and Alaska
capelan, capelin, caplin - very small northern fish; forage for sea birds and marine mammals and other fishes
smelt - small cold-water silvery fish; migrate between salt and fresh water
|Verb||1.||smelt - extract (metals) by heating|
smelt2 [smɛlt] vt (ore) → fondere
to melt (ore) in order to separate metal from waste. smelt يَصْهَر المَعادِن разтопявам fundir tavit verhütten udsmelte λιώνωfundir (metalli maagist) välja sulatama تصفيه كردن sulattaa fondre לְהַתִיך पिघलाना taliti (rudu) kiolvaszt mencairkan bræða fondere, 精練する (광석 등을) 융해하다 lydyti kausēt (metālu) meleburkan uitsmelten smelte wytapiać ويلول، نينول، ويلې كول fundir a topi выплавлять taviť taliti topiti rudu smälta หลอม ergitmek, izabe etmek 熔煉 плавити کچ دھات کو تپانا، گلانا، پگھلانا nấu chảy 熔炼