Meaning of FURNACE in English
noun to throw out, or exhale, as from a furnace; also, to put into a furnace.
2. furnace ·noun a place or time of punishment, affiction, or great trial; severe experience or discipline.
3. furnace ·noun an inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting metals, for warming a house, for baking pottery, ·etc.; as, an iron furnace; a hot-air furnace; a glass furnace; a boiler furnace, ·etc.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012