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furnace

fur·nace

furnace

 
 
pronunciation:
fuhr nihs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any apparatus in which heat is generated for a specific purpose.
The new furnace heats the house more efficiently than the old one.When the furnace is hot enough, the metal is melted.
definition 2: an intensely hot place.
The desert is a furnace in the summer.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: furnaced, furnaces, furnacing
definition: in metallurgy, to prepare (metal) by heating in a furnace.
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