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[n] grain that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling
[n] alcoholic beverage made with malt
[n] a milkshake made with malt powder
[v] convert into malt
[v] convert grain into malt
[v] turn into malt, become malt
[v] treat with malt or malt extract


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Synonyms

malted, malted milk

Misc. Definitions

\Malt\, n. [AS. mealt; akin to D. mout, G. malz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. malt, and E. melt. [root]10
8. See {Melt}.] Barley or other grain, steeped in water and dried in a kiln, thus forcing germination until the saccharine principle has been evolved. It is used in brewing and in the distillation of whisky.
\Malt\, a. Relating to, containing, or made with, malt. {Malt liquor}, an alcoholic liquor, as beer, ale, porter, etc., prepared by fermenting an infusion of malt. {Malt dust}, fine particles of malt, or of the grain used in making malt; -- used as a fertilizer. `` Malt dust consists chiefly of the infant radicle separated from the grain.'' --Sir H. Davy. {Malt floor}, a floor for drying malt. {Malt house}, or {Malthouse}, a house in which malt is made. {Malt kiln}, a heated chamber for drying malt.
\Malt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Malted}: p. pr. & vb. n. {Malting}.] To make into malt; as, to malt barley.
\Malt\, v. i. To become malt; also, to make grain into malt. --Mortimer.

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