[ kuhn-vekt ]
/ kənˈvɛkt /
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verb (used with object)
to transfer (heat or a fluid) by convection.
verb (used without object)
(of a fluid) to transfer heat by convection.
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Origin of convect
OTHER WORDS FROM convectcon·vec·tive, adjectivecon·vec·tive·ly, adverbnon·con·vec·tive, adjectivenon·con·vec·tive·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for convect
You have a mantle that convects, so the plates sitting on top of it are moved with convection.The New Historian of the Smash That Made the Himalayas|Robin George Andrews|April 14, 2021|Quanta Magazine