steam heat

heat obtained by the circulation of steam in pipes, radiators, etc.

1815–25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Hidden beneath many major cities, an aging network of pipes carries steam heat
  to large buildings.
Many steam heat-transfer applications are available in the industrial world.
Steam heat was chosen as the medium for distributing heat versus hot water for
  a number of reasons.
The previous steam heat system was noisy and prone to leaks, making a new
  electric heat system more efficient and cost-effective.
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