Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from smelt.
  • (Metal.) a furnace in which ores are smelted or reduced.

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  • verb Present participle of smelt.
  • noun metallurgy The process of melting or fusion, especially to extract a metal from its ore.

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Examples

  • Iyer Sundar Raj, a spokesman for the Tuticorin smelter, told Dow Jones Newswires that since smelting is a process-based industry, shutting down of operations will take time.

    India Court Stays Vedanta Unit's Plant Closure

  • For example, private firms generated sales of 797.3 billion yuan (US$101 billion) last year an annual growth of 55 per cent since 2000 in smelting and processing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals alone.

    China’s Private Firms are Powering Their Economy | Impact Lab

  • That is a British company which came with English, capital to Queensland some years ago and spent quite a lot of money developing that vast silver-lead mine, away in the interior, working under pretty hard conditions because it was costing a considerable amount of money to transport coke and other materials required for smelting from the coast to the mine.

    Trade Relations Between Australia and Canada

  • (Isa 1: 24); degenerate princes (see on [689] Isa 1: 22), intermingled with the elect "remnant" of grace. tin -- Hebrew, bedil, here the alloy of lead, tin, &c., separated by smelting from the silver.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Portions of it falling in the fire might have suggested the idea of smelting and of molding -- might, at least, have lead to experiments in that line.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • Counts, and they leased out single portions, called smelting furnaces, sometimes for lives, sometimes for a term of years.

    Life of Luther

  • The whole working of the mines belonged to the Counts, and they leased out single portions, called smelting furnaces, sometimes for lives, sometimes for a term of years.

    Life of Martin Luther

  • But the same popular prejudice which existed against the use of coal for domestic purposes, prevented its being employed for purposes of manufacture; and they were thought very foolish persons indeed who first promulgated the idea of smelting iron by means of pit-coal.

    Industrial Biography

  • But the same popular prejudice which existed against the use of coal for domestic purposes, prevented its being employed for purposes of manufacture; and they were thought very foolish persons indeed who first promulgated the idea of smelting iron by means of pit-coal.

    Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers

  • Dioxins, industrial byproducts that have been linked to cancer and other ailments, result from manufacturing processes such as smelting and paper production.

    Germany Stops Farm Sales Of Meat, Eggs Over Dioxin

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