adjective Chemistry.

endothermic (opposed to exoergic).

Origin of endoergic

First recorded in 1935–40; endo- + -erg + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for endoergic



(of a nuclear reaction) occurring with absorption of energy, as opposed to exoergicCompare endothermic

Word Origin for endoergic

from endo- + -ergic from Greek ergon work
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endoergic in Science



Relating to a process, such as a chemical or nuclear reaction, that absorbs energy. Endothermic reactions are endoergic. Compare exoergic.
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