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blast furnace

noun

Simple Definition of blast furnace

  • : a large structure in which rock containing a metal is melted so that the metal can be separated from the rock

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of blast furnace

  1. :  a furnace in which combustion is forced by a current of air under pressure; especially :  one for the reduction of iron ore

1706

First Known Use of blast furnace

1706


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