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convect

[kuh n-vekt]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to transfer (heat or a fluid) by convection.
verb (used without object)
  1. (of a fluid) to transfer heat by convection.

Origin of convect

1880–85; back formation from convected < Latin convect(us) past participle of convehere to carry together (see con-, vector) + -ed2
Related formscon·vec·tive, adjectivecon·vec·tive·ly, adverbnon·con·vec·tive, adjectivenon·con·vec·tive·ly, adverb
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