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[foun-dree] /ˈfaʊn dri/

noun, plural foundries.
an establishment for producing castings in molten metal.
the act or process of founding or casting metal.
the category of metal objects made by founding; castings.
noun (pl) -ries
a place in which metal castings are produced
the science or practice of casting metal
cast-metal articles collectively

c.1600, from French fonderei, from fondre “to cast” (see found (v.2)).

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