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electric arc heating, electric-arc heating, arc heating
1. The heating of a material by the heat energy from an electric arc, which has a very high temperature and very high concentration of heat energy.
2. The heating of matter by an electric arc.

The material may be solid, liquid, or gaseous and when the heating is direct, the material to be heated is one electrode; but for indirect heating, the heat is transferred from the arc by conduction, convection, or radiation.

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