/ (æˈθɜːmənsɪ) /
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an inability to transmit radiant heat or infrared radiationAlso called: adiathermancy
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Word Origin for athermancy
C19: from Greek athermantos not heated, from a- 1 + thermainein to heat, from thermē heat; compare diathermancy
Words nearby athermancy
Athénienne, Athens, atheoretical, atherectomy, atherine, athermancy, athermanous, athero-, atherogenic, atheroma, atherosclerosis
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How to use athermancy in a sentence
Athermancy, ath-er′man-si, n. the property of stopping radiant heat.