malt extract

noun

Definition of malt extract

  1. 1 :  a sugary mucilaginous substance obtained from wort

  2. 2a :  a sweet light-brown syrupy liquid prepared by infusing malt with water and evaporating and used chiefly in medicine and foods; also :  a powder made by drying this liquid b :  a weak alcoholic preparation made like beer but darker in color and thicker in consistency

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