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1. furnace

noun. ['ˈfɝːnəs'] an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc..

Synonyms

  • forge
  • open-hearth furnace
  • gas furnace
  • crematory
  • firebox
  • reverberatory furnace
  • cupola
  • electric furnace
  • chamber
  • cremation chamber
  • kiln
  • oil furnace
  • grating
  • grate
  • blast furnace
  • register
  • tank furnace
  • crematorium
  • incinerator
  • oil burner

Antonyms

  • recede
  • euphonious
  • contraindicate

Etymology

  • fornais (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • fornax (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Furnace

  • sternness
  • furnas
  • burness
  • urness
  • ernests

Example sentences of the word furnace


1. Noun, singular or mass
Generally try to keep this close to the furnace if possible.

Quotes containing the word furnace


1. God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.
- Richard Cecil

2. We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world.
- Jack Gilbert, Refusing Heaven

3. I had a dream about you. You suggested to split the profits, so I did. I threw one half in the furnace to power the steam engine, and the other half in the air to distract our pursuers.
- Bauvard, I Had a Dream About You

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