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Definition 1: an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc. - [noun denoting artifact]

(furnace is a kind of ...) a natural or artificial enclosed space

(... is a kind of furnace ) a furnace that feeds itself so as to maintain a uniform temperature; used by alchemists

(... is a kind of furnace ) a furnace in which the material that is being treated is heated indirectly by flames that are directed at the roof and walls of the furnace

(... is a kind of furnace ) a furnace for making steel in which the steel is placed on a shallow hearth and flames of burning gas and hot air play over it

(... is a kind of furnace ) a furnace that burns oil

(... is a kind of furnace ) a furnace for firing or burning or drying such things as porcelain or bricks

(... is a kind of furnace ) a furnace for incinerating (especially to dispose of refuse)

(... is a kind of furnace ) a furnace that burns gas

(... is a kind of furnace ) furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping

(... is a kind of furnace ) a furnace (as on a steam locomotive) in which fuel is burned

(... is a kind of furnace ) any furnace in which the heat is provided by an electric current

(... is a kind of furnace ) a vertical cylindrical furnace for melting iron for casting

(... is a kind of furnace ) a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes

(... is a kind of furnace ) a furnace for smelting of iron from iron oxide ores; combustion is intensified by a blast of air

(... is a kind of furnace ) furnace into one end of which a batch of measured raw materials is shoveled and from the other end molten glass is obtained

(furnace is a part of ...) a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

(furnace is a part of ...) a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device

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