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central heating

noun
1.
a system that supplies heat to an entire building from a single source through ducts or through pipes.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • Without the consolation of central heating or sunlamps, they knew night and winter.
  • The next stage is to link this exchanger to a district-heating system so that it can be pumped into central heating.
  • Older generations of bedbugs weren't resistant to pesticides and lived in tougher environments: houses without central heating.
  • When central heating was invented, it used less fuel but the standard of living did not go down.
  • Many cabins feature deluxe amenities including full kitchens, central heating and air conditioning, and private decks.
  • Four cabins are available to rent year-round, each featuring hot tubs, central heating and air-conditioning and full kitchens.
  • Each includes a fully-equipped kitchen, central heating and air conditioning and a hot tub.
  • The property's central heating system offers guests the ability to control each room's heating individually.
  • Each room also has satellite television, telephones, and central heating.
  • It included indoor plumbing with flush toilets and running water, central heating and gas lighting.
British Dictionary definitions for central heating

central heating

noun
1.
a system for heating the rooms of a building by means of radiators or air vents connected by pipes or ducts to a central source of heat
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