malt

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1malt

noun \ˈmlt\

: grain and especially barley that is soaked in water and used in making alcoholic drinks (such as beer and whiskey)

Full Definition of MALT

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:  grain (as barley) softened by steeping in water, allowed to germinate, and used especially in brewing and distilling
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malty \ˈml-tē\ adjective

Origin of MALT

Middle English, from Old English mealt; akin to Old High German malz malt, Old English meltan to melt
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with MALT

2malt

verb

Definition of MALT

transitive verb
1
:  to convert into malt
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:  to make or treat with malt or malt extract
intransitive verb
1
:  to become malt
2
:  to make grain into malt

First Known Use of MALT

15th century

malt

noun \ˈmlt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MALT

: grain softened by steeping in water, allowed to germinate, and used especially in brewing and distilling

malt

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Grain product used in beverages and foods. Malt provides a basis for fermentation and adds flavour and nutrients. It is made by steeping grain, usually barley, in water and allowing partial germination to occur. The flavour of beer primarily results from the malt from which it is made. The enzymes produced within the barley seed during germination break down starch into malt sugar, or maltose, which is then fermented by yeast to yield alcohol and carbon dioxide. Whiskey likewise is made with malt.

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