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


(rɪˈvɜːbərətərɪ; -trɪ)
characterized by, utilizing, or produced by reverberation
n, pl -ries
(Metallurgy) short for reverberatory furnace


(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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And the biggest investment, an oxygen plant will allow the company to shut down one of two reverberatories.
The first Inco flash furnaces built outside Canada were commissioned at the Hayden and Chino smelters in the United States in 1983 and 1984 as replacements for existing reverberatories.