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athanor

[ ath-uh-nawr ]
/ ˈæθ əˌnɔr /
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noun Alchemy.
a digester furnace with a self-feeding fuel supply contained in a towerlike contrivance, ensuring a constant, durable temperature.
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Origin of athanor

1425–75; late Middle English ≪ Arabic at tannūr the furnace
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