heating

Definitions of heating
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n the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature

Synonyms:
warming
Types:
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boiling
the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
global warming
an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)
induction heating
the heating of a conducting material caused by an electric current induced in it
overheating
excessive heating
radiant heating
heating a building by radiation from panels containing hot water or electrical heaters
melt, melting, thaw, thawing
the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
decoction mashing, decoction process
(brewing) a process in which part of the mash is removed and boiled and then returned
meltdown, nuclear meltdown
severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escaping
Type of:
temperature change
a process whereby the degree of hotness of a body (or medium) changes

n utility to warm a building

“the heating system wasn't working”
“they have radiant heating
Synonyms:
heat, heating plant, heating system
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central heating
a heating system in which air or water is heated at a central furnace and sent through the building via vents or pipes and radiators
gas heat
heating system that burns natural gas
panel heating
heating system consisting of wall or floor or baseboard or ceiling panels containing electric conductors or heating pipes
steam heat, steam heating
a heating system in which steam is generated in boilers and piped to radiators
Type of:
utility
a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal

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