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fur•nace



Pronunciation: (fûr'nis), [key]
n., v., -naced, -nac•ing.


n.
1. a structure or apparatus in which heat may be generated, as for heating houses, smelting ores, or producing steam.
2. a place characterized by intense heat: The volcano was a seething furnace.
3. (cap.) Astron.the constellation Fornax.

v.t.
to heat (a metal piece) in a furnace.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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