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smelt 1

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.]

smelt 2

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.

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

smelt 3

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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A. Nfundición f
B. CPD smelting furnace Nhorno m de fundición
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[ˈsmɛltɪŋ] nfusione f
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References in classic literature ?
56, 197: Hesiod says that those who are called the Idaean Dactyls taught the smelting and tempering of iron in Crete.
75: Celmis, again, and Damnameneus, the first of the Idaean Dactyls, discovered iron in Cyprus; but bronze smelting was discovered by Delas, another Idaean, though Hesiod calls him Scythes (1).
They are smelting, 'Duke they are smelting, and as they grow rich, you grow poor.”
Lastly, I have scarcely spoken of the domestic and family customs of the Kukuanas, many of which are exceedingly quaint, or of their proficiency in the art of smelting and welding metals.
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 20, 2019-: Global Smelting Chemicals Market Market Growth Report by Supply, Demand, Consumption, Revenue & Forecast to 2025
Established in August 1974 has grown to a world class general non-ferrous metal smelting company that produces about 1 million tons of total 18 types of non-ferrous metals from zinc to lead, gold, silver, and copper as well as rare metals such as indium and gallium within 30 years after establishment through ceaseless technology development and facility investment since it completed construction of a zinc smelting plant of 50,000 ton annual capacity in 1978.
Gulf Mining Group, one of the largest mining and mineral processing corporations in the sultanate, is pushing ahead with plans to triple the capacity of its ferrochrome smelting plant in Freezone Sohar with an investment of around $70 million, said a report.
Zhezkazgan copper-smelting plant of Kazakhmys Smelting LLP has resumed work at full capacity: the second ore smelting furnace was launched, Trend reports citing the Kazakh media.
A local steel smelting group is pushing the use of induction furnace smelting technology (IFST) in the manufacture of steel bars in the country since it was a more energy efficient and less expensive way of making steel.
Induction furnace smelting best for steel bars' !-- -- Rainier Allan Ronda (The Philippine Star) - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Former senator Nikki Coseteng pushed for the acceptance of the induction furnace smelting technology (IFST) in producing steel bars in the country because it is more energy efficient and emits less air pollution.
The second stage of high purity lead production is smelting. The lead concentrate is mixed with limestone and filtered, then smelted in a blast furnace.