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smelter

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsmeltər/ US   /-ṱɚ/ PRODUCTION
a machine for taking metal out of rock by smelting it (= heating it to a very high temperature), or a factory that uses these machines: The company has three copper mines and a smelter in Arizona. The lead smelters had been losing money for years.
Translations of “smelter”
in Chinese (Traditional) 冶煉廠, 熔爐…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冶炼厂, 熔炉…
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