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Topic: INDUSTRY

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: fonderie, from fondre 'to melt', from Latin fundere 'to pour, melt'

foundry

noun
     
foun‧dry plural foundries [countable]
TI a place where metals are melted and poured into moulds (=hollow shapes) to make parts for machines, tools etc:
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