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1. Grain, usually barley, that has been allowed to sprout, used chiefly in brewing and distilling.
2. An alcoholic beverage, such as beer or ale, brewed from malt.
v. malt·ed, malt·ing, malts
1. To process (grain) into malt.
2. To treat or mix with malt or a malt extract.
To become malt.

[Middle English, from Old English mealt; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

malt′y adj.
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(Brewing) a building in which malt is made or stored. Also called: malt house
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