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endoergic

[ en-doh-ur-jik ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈɜr dʒɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.
endothermic (opposed to exoergic).
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Origin of endoergic

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

endoergic
/ (ˌɛndəʊˈɜːdʒɪk) /

adjective
(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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Scientific definitions for endoergic

endoergic
[ ĕn′dō-ûrjĭk ]

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