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convect

[ 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

1880–85; back formation from convected<Latin convect(us) past participle of convehere to carry together (see con-, vector) + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM convect

con·vec·tive, adjectivecon·vec·tive·ly, adverbnon·con·vec·tive, adjectivenon·con·vec·tive·ly, adverb
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