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kiln

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noun \ˈkiln, ˈkil\

Simple Definition of kiln

  • : an oven or furnace that is used for hardening, burning, or drying something (such as pottery)

Full Definition of kiln

  1. :  an oven, furnace, or heated enclosure used for processing a substance by burning, firing, or drying

kiln transitive verb

Origin of kiln

Middle English kilne, from Old English cyln, from Latin culina kitchen, from coquere to cook — more at cook


First Known Use: before 12th century


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