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reverberatory

[ri-vur-ber-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /rɪˈvɜr bər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
characterized or produced by reverberation.
2.
noting a furnace, kiln, or the like in which the fuel is not in direct contact with the ore, metal, etc., to be heated, but furnishes a flame that plays over the material, especially by being deflected downward from the roof.
3.
deflected, as flame.
noun, plural reverberatories.
4.
any device, as a furnace, embodying reverberation.
Origin of reverberatory
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605; reverberate + -ory1
Related forms
semireverberatory, adjective
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reverberatory

/rɪˈvɜːbərətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
characterized by, utilizing, or produced by reverberation
noun (pl) -ries
2.
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