kiln

[ kil, kiln ]
/ kɪl, kɪln /

noun

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.

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Origin of kiln

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

OTHER WORDS FROM kiln

un·kilned, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH kiln

kill, kiln .
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British Dictionary definitions for kiln

kiln
/ (kɪln) /

noun

a large oven for burning, drying, or processing something, such as porcelain or bricks

verb

(tr) to fire or process in a kiln

Word Origin for kiln

Old English cylen, from Late Latin culīna kitchen, from Latin coquere to cook
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