Definition of hypocaust in English:
A hollow space under the floor of an ancient Roman building, into which hot air was sent for heating a room or bath.
- Other mosaics, fountains and hypocausts came to light, and room after room as the palatial villa was uncovered.
- Following St Johns Street opposite Newgate Street are public gardens containing columns, a reconstructed hypocaust and various building fragments.
- This was done by using a furnace and the hypocaust system carried the heat around the complex.
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