[ kuh n-vekt ]
/ kənˈvɛkt /

verb (used with object)

to transfer (heat or a fluid) by convection.

verb (used without object)

(of a fluid) to transfer heat by convection.

Nearby words

  1. conus arteriosus,
  2. conv.,
  3. convalesce,
  4. convalescence,
  5. convalescent,
  6. convection,
  7. convection cell,
  8. convection oven,
  9. convection zone,
  10. convective activity

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019