Definition of heat pump in English:

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heat pump

Pronunciation: /ˈhēt ˌpəmp/


A device that transfers heat from a colder area to a hotter area by using mechanical energy, as in a refrigerator.
Example sentences
  • I installed wall heaters, an electric water heater, dryer and range, but asked for help with a mechanical heat pump.
  • Heating and cooling are supplied by a combined heat pump and chilling device.
  • Typically, water is cycled through an underground pipe, and the heat in the surrounding soil warms or cools the heat pump's refrigerant.

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