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furnace

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɜː.nɪs/  us   /ˈfɝː-/
a container that is heated to a very high temperature, so that substances that are put inside it, such as metal, will melt or burn: People who work with furnaces in a steel factory need to wear protective clothing. This room's like a furnace (= is very hot)! US a piece of equipment for heating a building: It's cold in here - should I turn on the furnace?
Translations of “furnace”
in Arabic فُرْن…
in Korean 용광로, (미)보일러…
in Malaysian relau…
in French chaudière…
in Turkish ocak, fırın…
in Italian fornace, caldaia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熔爐, 暖氣爐…
in Russian печь, топка…
in Polish piec…
in Vietnamese lò luyện kim, lò nấu thuỷ tinh…
in Spanish horno…
in Portuguese caldeira…
in Thai เตาหลอม…
in German der (Schmelz-)ofen…
in Catalan forn…
in Japanese 溶鉱炉, 暖房炉, かまど…
in Indonesian peleburan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 熔炉, 暖气炉…
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