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Definition of smelt verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

smelt

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verb
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they smelt
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he / she / it smelts
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past simple smelted
BrE BrE//ˈsmeltɪd//
 
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; BrE BrE//ˈsmeltɪd//
 
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past participle smelted
BrE BrE//ˈsmeltɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsmeltɪd//
 
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-ing form smelting
BrE BrE//ˈsmeltɪŋ//
 
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; BrE BrE//ˈsmeltɪŋ//
 
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smelt something to heat and melt ore (= rock that contains metal) in order to obtain the metal it contains a method of smelting iron see also smell Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German smelten; related to the verb melt.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: smelt

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