[kil, kiln]
a furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying something, especially one for firing pottery, calcining limestone, or baking bricks.
verb (used with object)
to burn, bake, or treat in a kiln.

before 900; Middle English kiln(e), Old English cylen < Latin culīna kitchen

unkilned, adjective

kill, kiln, quell. Unabridged
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kiln (kɪln)
1.  a large oven for burning, drying, or processing something, such as porcelain or bricks
2.  (tr) to fire or process in a kiln
[Old English cylen, from Late Latin culīna kitchen, from Latin coquere to cook]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. cyln, from L. culina "kitchen, cooking stove," unexplained variant of coquere "to cook" (see cook (n.)). O.N. kylna, Welsh cilin probably are from Eng.
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Example sentences
The piece is fired in a kiln multiple times to melt and solidify the enamel,
  and finally it is polished to a lustrous shine.
Alongside them were pitchers that seemed deliberately twisted and vases warped
  as if melted in the kiln.
Stroll to the antiques shops on the central square or buy pottery from the
  on-site kiln.
They had their potter's wheel and their small electric kiln shipped to them.
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