1670–80 for sense “made into malt”; malt + -ed2

unmalted, adjective
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O.E. malt (Anglian), mealt (W.Saxon), from P.Gmc. *maltaz (cf. O.N. malt, Ger. Malz "malt"), from same Gmc. root as O.E. meltan (see melt), probably via notion of "softening" the grain by steeping it in water before brewing, from PIE *meld- (cf. Skt. mrduh "soft, mild," Gk.
meldein "to melt, make liquid," L. mollis "soft"), from base *mel- "to grind" (cf. Gk. myle "mill," L. molere "to grind;" see mallet). Finnish mallas, O.C.S. mlato are considered to be borrowed from Germanic. Malt liquor (which is fermented, not brewed) first attested 1693. Malted "a drink with malted milk" is from 1945.
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MALT (môlt)
Mucosal-associated with lymphoid tissue; rare type of lymphoma of the stomach that may be associated with infection by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori. Also called MALT lymphoma.

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