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electric arc furnace, electric-arc furnace, arc furnace
1. A type of electric furnace in which heat is generated by an arc between carbon electrodes above the surface of the material, commonly a metal, which is being heated.
2. A furnace used to heat materials with the energy from an electric arc.
3. An electric furnace in which an electric arc provides the source of heat for making steel.
4. A steel-making apparatus which uses high-quality scrap or ore with the polluting elements eliminated.
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