Kiln



[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.
/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
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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