radiant heat


Definition of radiant heat

: heat transmitted by radiation as contrasted with that transmitted by conduction or convection

Examples of radiant heat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Snow and ice are the most obvious sources, but melt them first (if possible, on a black plastic trash bag, which absorbs radiant heat). Keith Mccafferty, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Survival Guide to Finding and Purifying Water," 19 June 2020 Seal the pit with your flat stone lid, and bask in the radiant heat that will last for several hours. Popular Science, "Fifteen survival shelters that can save your life," 28 May 2020 The five-bedroom traditional farmhouse features wraparound porches, pine floors, radiant heat, two fireplaces, a library, and a master suite with a four-season porch. TheWeek, "6 homes perfect for growing your own food," 17 May 2020 Ah, flickering flames, radiant heat, comforting light. The Editors, Field & Stream, "4 Ways to Enjoy a Backyard Fire," 8 Apr. 2020 Homes with radiant heat and no air conditioning will have to resort to portable stand-alone models. Laura Daily, Washington Post, "What you need to know about air purifiers, including little evidence of health benefits," 11 Feb. 2020 Finney, with his team, deduced over the past decade that forest fires don’t spread by radiant heat as most scientists previously thought. Jayme Moye, Popular Mechanics, "Our Parents Told Us Not to Play With Fire. Thankfully, These Scientists Didn’t Listen.," 30 Jan. 2020 Ignitions can happen when flames reach the house, flying embers land on something combustible or radiant heat spreads from a nearby structure fire. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "Despite wildfires, some homeowners resist efforts to cut vegetation," 23 Nov. 2019 The flooring is large porcelain tiles with radiant heat. John Ellement, Boston.com Real Estate, "Home of the Week: Wayland house mirrors style of fashion trendsetter," 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of radiant heat

1621, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jul 2020

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“Radiant heat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiant%20heat. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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