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ra·di·ant heat

heat given off from any body in the form of infrared waves.

radiant heat

a form of infrared energy that is emitted in electromagnetic waves from a central source. It proceeds outward in wavelengths greater than those of visible light. Objects absorbing the energy experience a rise in temperature.

radiant heat

The heat given off given off as waves through the air from a heated body.
See also: heat
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