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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Smelting  \Smelt"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Smelt}. 
  {Smelting  furnace}  (Metal.),  a  furnace  in  which  ores  are 
  smelted  or  reduced. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 

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