Dictionary.com

diathermic

[ dahy-uh-thur-mik ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈθɜr mɪk /
Save This Word!

adjective
of or relating to diathermy.
capable of conducting heat.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of diathermic

1830–40; <French diathermique;see dia-, therm-, -ic
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use diathermic in a sentence

  • 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.
FEEDBACK