smelting

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smelting

  1. Present participle of smelt.

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smelting (plural smeltings)

  1. (metallurgy) The process of melting or fusion, especially to extract a metal from its ore.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, Internal Combustion[1]:
      Buried within the Mediterranean littoral are some seventy to ninety million tons of slag from ancient smelting, about a third of it concentrated in Iberia. This ceaseless industrial fueling caused the deforestation of an estimated fifty to seventy million acres of woodlands.

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