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induction furnace

noun, Metallurgy
1.
a type of electric furnace used for melting a charge of scrap by the heat produced by its own electrical resistance.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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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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