Meaning of FURNACE in English

FURNACE

fur ‧ nace /ˈfɜːnəs, ˈfɜːnɪs $ ˈfɜːr-/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: fornaise , from Latin fornax ]

1 . a large container for a very hot fire, used to produce power, heat, or liquid metal

2 . a piece of equipment used to heat a building

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