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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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furnacefur‧nace /ˈfɜːnɪs $ ˈfɜːr-/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 TIFa large container for a very hot fire, used to produce power, heat, or liquid metal2 a piece of equipment used to heat a building
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furnaceA furnace exploded all over him.But if an application is made to patent a computer-controlled furnace it may well succeed and be granted a patent.It has a very high viscosity which requires that it be raised to about 250-F to pump and spray into the furnace.For that matter, where is the furnace?The whine of the furnace reaction stepped up yet again.
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