Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Produced or operating by reverberation; deflected or diverted, as flame or heat, onto material being treated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by or liable to reverberation; tending to reverberate.
  • Producing reverberation; acting by reverberation; reverberating: as, a reverberatory furnace or kiln. See reverberation, 4, and furnace, and cut under puddling-furnace.
  • noun A reverberating or reverberatory furnace; a reverberator in which the heat and flame is reflected from a curved roof downward upon the material to be heated on the furnace bottom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A reverberatory furnace.
  • adjective Producing reverberation; acting by reverberation; reverberative.
  • adjective See the Note under Furnace.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or employing reverberation or deflection
  • noun A reverberatory furnace.

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Examples

  • Two of the foremen, named Cranege, suggested to Mr. Reynolds that this might be performed in what is called a reverberatory furnace, *

    Industrial Biography

  • Two of the foremen, named Cranege, suggested to Mr. Reynolds that this might be performed in what is called a reverberatory furnace, [7] in which the iron should not mix with the coal, but be heated solely by the flame.

    Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers

  • This diverse, multifaceted, adrenaline-charged method of policymaking, found only in America, can resemble a reverberatory furnace.

    Magic and Mayhem

  • Puddling is the process of converting cast iron into wrought iron or steel by subjecting it to intense heat and frequent stirring in a reverberatory furnace in the presence of oxidizing substances, by which it is freed from a portion of its carbon and other impurities.

    Cort, Henry

  • No reverberatory effect of the great war has caused American public opinion more solicitude than the failure of the “melting-pot.”

    Idealism & Practicality

  • No reverberatory effect of the great war has caused American public opinion more solicitude than the failure of the “melting-pot.”

    Idealism & Practicality

  • Ramón y Cajal's analyses of neural circuitry neurons that were interconnected in closed pathways and could thereby sustain reverberatory activity, thus providing a dynamic mechanism for information storage.

    Eric R. Kandel - Autobiography

  • The conception of a transient, unstable reverberatory trace is therefore useful.

    Eric R. Kandel - Autobiography

  • But for short-term memory, Hebb invoked a reverberatory circuit:

    Eric R. Kandel - Autobiography

  • He stopped and listened — over the cold country whistles were blowing and the chimes of the Garden City churches broke suddenly into reverberatory sound.

    The Beautiful and Damned

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