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blast furnace

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Industry
blast furnaceˈblast ˌfurnace noun [countable]  TIHCMa large industrial structure in which iron is separated from the rock that surrounds it
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blast furnaceI haven't got a snowflake's chance in a blast furnace with Helen while he's around.Traditionally, iron oxide is converted to the metal in a blast furnace.
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