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athermancy

noun
  1. an inability to transmit radiant heat or infrared radiationAlso called: adiathermancy
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Word Origin

C19: from Greek athermantos not heated, from a- 1 + thermainein to heat, from thermē heat; compare diathermancy
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  • Athermancy, ath-er′man-si, n. the property of stopping radiant heat.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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