athanor

[ ath-uh-nawr ]
/ ˈæθ əˌnɔr /

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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Example sentences from the Web for athanor

  • Or Athanor, a chemical stove, which works on for a long time without poking.

    Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)|Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
  • The draught affects the furnace—my Athanor, as we adepts term it.

    Auriol|W. Harrison Ainsworth
  • A, shows an athanor (or digesting furnace) and a couple of digesting vessels.

    Alchemy: Ancient and Modern|H. Stanley Redgrove
  • We know of the athanor of the alchemists of the middle ages.

    Inventions in the Century|William Henry Doolittle