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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 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?
(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 holding burning substances, usually to heat buildings or to melt metals 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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