Also en·do·ther·mal [en-doh-thur-muh l] /ˌɛn doʊˈθɜr məl/.
Origin of endothermic
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Examples from the Web for endothermic
All chemical compounds are either “endothermic” or “exothermic.”
Acetylene is endothermic, liberating heat when it is decomposed, absorbing it when it is produced.
Another idea of the meaning of endothermic is obtained from acetylene.
The stability of endothermic bodies like nitric oxide and ozone at low temperatures requires further investigation.
In endothermic compounds energy, in some form, has been taken up in the act of formation of the compound.
Word Origin and History for endothermic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to a chemical reaction during which there is absorption of heat.
- Of or relating to an endotherm; warm-blooded.
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- Relating to a chemical reaction that absorbs heat. Compare exothermic.
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