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[kil, kiln] /kɪl, kɪln/
noun
1.
a furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying something, especially one for firing pottery, calcining limestone, or baking bricks.
verb (used with object)
2.
to burn, bake, or treat in a kiln.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English kiln(e), Old English cylen < Latin culīna kitchen
Related forms
unkilned, adjective
Can be confused
kill, kiln, quell.
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British Dictionary definitions for unkilned

kiln

/kɪln/
noun
1.
a large oven for burning, drying, or processing something, such as porcelain or bricks
verb
2.
(transitive) to fire or process in a kiln
Word Origin
Old English cylen, from Late Latin culīna kitchen, from Latin coquere to cook
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Word Origin and History for unkilned

kiln

n.

Old English cyln, cylen "kiln, oven," from Latin culina "kitchen, cooking stove," unexplained variant of coquere "to cook" (see cook (n.)). Old Norse kylna, Welsh cilin probably are from English.

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