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diathermic

[ dahy-uh-thur-mik ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈθɜr mɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to diathermy.
capable of conducting heat.

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Origin of diathermic

1830–40; <French diathermique;see dia-, therm-, -ic
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Example sentences from the Web for diathermic

  • Sulphur dissolved in bisulphide of carbon was found almost perfectly diathermic.

  • Even ozone, which is nothing but oxygen in a changed or allotropic state, is not diathermic.

    Curiosities of Heat|Lyman B. Tefft

British Dictionary definitions for diathermic

diathermic
/ (ˌdaɪəˈθɜːmɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to diathermy
able to conduct heat; passing heat freely
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for diathermic

diathermic
[ dī′ə-thûrmĭk ]

adj.

Relating to or affected by diathermy.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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