Kiln definitions

kĭln, kĭl
Any of various ovens for hardening, burning, or drying substances such as grain, meal, or clay, especially a brick-lined oven used to bake or fire ceramics.
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To process in one of these ovens.
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A furnace or oven for drying, burning, or baking something, as bricks, grain, or pottery.
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To dry, burn, or bake in a kiln.
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An oven or furnace or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, calcining or drying anything; for example, firing ceramics, curing or preserving tobacco.
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To bake in a kiln.

When making pottery we need to allow the bisque to dry before we kiln it.

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Origin of kiln

From Middle English kilne, from Old English cylene or cyline (“large oven”), from Latin culīna (“kitchen, kitchen stove”), introduced by the Romans to England in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.