[ kuhn-vekt ]

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

First recorded in 1880–85; back formation from convected, from Latin convect(us) “carried together,” past participle of convehere “to carry together,” from con- con- + vehere “to carry, convey, ride” (cf. vector)

Other words from convect

  • con·vec·tive, adjective
  • con·vec·tive·ly, adverb
  • non·con·vec·tive, adjective
  • non·con·vec·tive·ly, adverb

Words Nearby convect Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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