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induction furnace

noun, Metallurgy
a type of electric furnace used for melting a charge of scrap by the heat produced by its own electrical resistance.
Origin of induction furnace
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for induction furnace
  • The uranium metal may be mixed with an alloying metal in an induction furnace.
  • The zinc metal sheets are charged to an electric induction furnace and melted down.

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