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Etymology 1

From Old English smelt.

Noun

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Singular
smelt

Plural
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smelt ({{{1}}})
  1. a family of small anadromous fish common in the North American Great Lakes
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Etymology 2

From very early Middle English smel; likely to derive from Old English, but not recorded.

Verb

smelt

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of smell.
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Etymology 3

Variant of the stem of Old English meltan (to melt).

Noun

Singular
smelt

Plural
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smelt ({{{1}}})
  1. Production of metal from ore; or, any of the various liquids or semi-molten solids produced and used during the course of such production.
    • 1982, Raymond E. Kirk and Donald F. Othmer, Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology,[1] Wiley, ISBN 0471020729, page 405,
      The green liquor, ie, [sic] the solution obtained on dissolving the smelt, contains an insoluble residue called dregs, which gives it a dark green appearance.
    • 1996, Arthur J. Wilson, The Living Rock: The Story of Metals Since Earliest Time and Their Impact on Civilization,
      When the smelt was complete the crucible could be lifted out and the metal poured directly into the moulds, thus avoiding the need to break it up and remelt […]
    • 1997, Anthony Lawrence Kohan, Boiler Operator’s Guide, Fourth Edition,[2] McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-036574-1, page 159–160,
      […] (2) reaction between a weak or low solid concentration black liquor that is sprayed into the furnace and then because of its high water content, reacts with the smelt in the furnace; and […]
    • 1998, Deanna J. Richards, Greg Pearson, National Academy of Engineering, The Ecology of Industry: Sectors and Linkages
      Dissolving the smelt liberates some hydrogen sulfide and particular matter […]
    • 2000, Julian Henderson, The Science and Archaeology of Materials: An Investigation of Inorganic Materials,
      […] can vary in different positions in the furnace and during the smelt.
      Furnaces are unlikely to survive the smelts; all that often remains on metal production sites is just furnace bases and broken fragments of furnaces […]
    • 2002, Jenny Moore, “Who Lights the Fire? Gender and the Energy of Production”, in Moira Donald and Linda Hurcombe (eds.), Gender and Material Culture in Archaeological Perspective,[3] Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 0312223986, page 130,
      Women are allowed to play some small part in the smelt if they are breastfeeding or post-menopausal (van der Merwe and Avery, 1988).
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Verb

Infinitive
to smelt

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to smelt (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to fuse two things into one, especially when involving ores; to meld
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Dutch

Noun

smelt (plural smelten, no diminutive) f./m.

  1. melt

Verb

smelt

  1. first person singular present tense of smelten
  2. singular imperative of smelten

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