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"furnace" in British English

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furnacenoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɜː.nɪs/  us   /ˈfɝː.nɪs/
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 ​steelfactory need to ​wearprotectiveclothing. 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?
(Definition of furnace from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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furnacenoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɜr·nəs/
a ​container for ​holdingburningsubstances, usually to ​heatbuildings or to ​meltmetals and other ​materials
(Definition of furnace from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “furnace”
in Korean 용광로, (미)보일러…
in Arabic فُرْن…
in Malaysian relau…
in French chaudière…
in Russian печь, топка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熔爐, 暖氣爐…
in Italian fornace, caldaia…
in Turkish ocak, fırın…
in Polish piec…
in Spanish horno…
in Vietnamese lò luyện kim, lò nấu thuỷ tinh…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 熔炉, 暖气炉…
in Indonesian peleburan…
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