Smelt

Definition of Smelt

imp. & p. 1.imp. & p. p. of Smell.
n.1.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small silvery salmonoid fishes of the genus Osmerus and allied genera, which ascend rivers to spawn, and sometimes become landlocked in lakes. They are esteemed as food, and have a peculiar odor and taste.
2.A gull; a simpleton.
Sand smelt
(Zool.) the silverside.
v. t.1.(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.
[imp. & p. p. Smelted; p. pr. & vb. n. Smelting.]

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carve, chisel, colliquate, convert, cultivate, defrost, extract, flux, fuse, grow, harvest, machine, melt, melt down, mill, mine, process, pump, raise, rear, refine, render, run, thaw, unfreeze
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