Meaning of “smelter” in the English Dictionary


"smelter" in Business English

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smelternoun [ C ]

uk /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.

(Definition of “smelter” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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