Smelting
Smelt Smelt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smelted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smelting}.] [Of foreign origin; cf. Sw. sm["a]lta, D. smelten, Dan. smelte, Icel. smelta, G. schmelzen OHG. smelzan, smelzen; probably akin to Gr. ?????. Cf. {Enamel}, {Melt}, {Mute}, v. i., {Smalt}.] (Metal.) To melt or fuse, as, ore, for the purpose of separating and refining the metal; hence, to reduce; to refine; to flux or scorify; as, to smelt tin. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • smelting — noun The process of melting or fusion, especially to extract a metal from its ore …   Wiktionary

  • smelting —   processing of metal ore in order to extract the metal in its pure form. The word is probably from the Middle German for “melt” and heat is indeed the main requirement but other chemicals (called fluxes) are required as catalysts and to deal… …   Geography glossary

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