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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.
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(Metallurgy) the process of extracting a metal from an ore by heating
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smelting[ˈsmɛltɪŋ] n → fusione f
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