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malt

noun \ ˈmȯlt \

Definition of malt

1 :grain (such as barley) softened by steeping in water, allowed to germinate, and used especially in brewing and distilling

malty

play \ˈmȯl-tē\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of malt

Middle English, from Old English mealt; akin to Old High German malz malt, Old English meltan to melt


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malt

verb

Definition of malt

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

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First Known Use of malt

15th century


MALT Defined for English Language Learners

malt

noun

Definition of malt for English Language Learners

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


MALT Defined for Kids

malt

noun \ ˈmȯlt \

Definition of malt for Students

1 :grain and especially barley soaked in water until it has sprouted

Medical Dictionary

malt

noun \ ˈmȯlt \

medical Definition of malt

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

MALT

abbreviation

medical Definition of MALT

mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue


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