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athanor

[ath-uh-nawr] /ˈæθ əˌnɔr/
noun, Alchemy.
1.
a digester furnace with a self-feeding fuel supply contained in a towerlike contrivance, ensuring a constant, durable temperature.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle EnglishArabic at tannūr the furnace
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