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hy•po•caust



Pronunciation: (hī'pu-kôst", hip'u-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/hypocaust.html on line 75 [key]
n.
a hollow space or system of channels in the floor or walls of some ancient Roman buildings that provided a central heating system by receiving and distributing the heat from a furnace.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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