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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n.- A central heating system of an ancient Roman dwelling, public bath, or other building consisting of an underground furnace or fire chamber and a series of tile flues for distribution of the heat.

Usage examples (33)
  • 'It has a hypocaust,' Neil said, licking his fingers.
  • A very well preserved part of the wall hypocaust was found.
  • The caldarium still shows the hypocaust underfloor heating system.
  • An overweight vigilis was emerging from a hypocaust vent but had stuck. for more
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