Meaning of reverberatory


Pronunciation: (ri-vûr'bur-u-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ries.
  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, esp. by being deflected downward from the roof.
  3. deflected, as flame.
  1. any device, as a furnace, embodying reverberation.
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