Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In thermodynamics, the total heat required to produce steam at any tension from water at 0° C. or 32° F. It is the sum of the sensible heat and the latent heat expressed in thermal units.
  • noun Heat imparted by the condensation of steam in coils, pipes, or radiators.

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  • verb heat by means of steam

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Examples

  • And then, in that steam-heat, she began to birch me, very lightly at first, up the backs of my legs and to my shoulders, and then back again, harder and harder all the time, until I began to yelp.

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  • In a boiler room there was an oil furnace that would steam-heat the dairy tank.

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  • In a boiler room there was an oil furnace that would steam-heat the dairy tank.

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  • In a boiler room there was an oil furnace that would steam-heat the dairy tank.

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  • On the large scale the grains are made by forcing the paste through sieves, dried by steam-heat and polished by rolling against each other in a barrel.

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  • The outer air, penned between high buildings, brought no freshness through the window; steam-heat was beginning to sing in a coil of dingy pipes, and a smell of cooking penetrated the crack of the door.

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  • The outer air, penned between high buildings, brought no freshness through the window; steam-heat was beginning to sing in a coil of dingy pipes, and a smell of cooking penetrated the crack of the door.

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  • The outer air, penned between high buildings, brought no freshness through the window; steam-heat was beginning to sing in a coil of dingy pipes, and a smell of cooking penetrated the crack of the door.

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  • _He: _ "But I've known cases of love in a four-room flat, with steam-heat and all improvements."

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  • Britishers have slept off your spring mattresses, I'd say, light out for the city and steam-heat afore the snow comes.

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