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Meaning of “furnace” - Learner’s Dictionary

furnace

noun [C]     /ˈfɜːnɪs/
a container that is heated to a very high temperature and used to heat buildings, melt metal, or burn thingsHeaters and burnersIndustry and industrial processes
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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