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A device that warms or cools a building by transferring heat from a relatively low-temperature reservoir to one at a higher temperature.
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(Mechanical Engineering) a device, as used in a refrigerator, for extracting heat from a source and delivering it elsewhere at a much higher temperature
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a device that uses a compressible refrigerant to transfer heat in a reversible process from one body, as the ground, air, or water, to another body, as a building.
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|Noun||1.||heat pump - apparatus that extracts heat from a liquid that is at a higher temperature than its surroundings; can be used to transfer heat from a reservoir outside in order to heat a building|
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