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Produced or operating by reverberation; deflected or diverted, as flame or heat, onto material being treated.
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(rɪˈvɜːbərətərɪ; -trɪ)
characterized by, utilizing, or produced by reverberation
n, pl -ries
(Metallurgy) short for reverberatory furnace
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(rɪˈvɜr bər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. characterized or produced by reverberation.
2. of or denoting a furnace, kiln, or the like in which heat radiates by being deflected downward from the roof.
3. deflected, as flame.
4. a device, as a furnace, embodying reverberation.
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The resultant impure volatilized antimony trioxide is either purified in reverberatory furnace to produce pure antimony oxide or reduced with some carbon source by smelting at high temperature (1150AdegC to 1350AdegC) to produce antimony metal.
An 1847 document lists five roasting furnaces, ore bunkers, eight ore hearths, a refining furnace, two reducing furnaces, two calcining furnaces, two reverberatory furnaces, a slag hearth and a separating house with 18 pots.
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He said severing ties with the United States would also have a 'reverberatory impact' in international institutions, such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organization.
INCO followed suit a decade later, converting its operations to more modern reverberatory furnaces that did not require pre-roasting ores.
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(55) Smelting was done in reverberatory and calcining furnaces, producing antimony ingots with a recovery rate of up to 95%, lowering both production and shipping costs.
This amplifying system serves as a reverberatory channel for short-and long-term memories.
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