[ en-doh-thur-mik ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈθɜr mɪk /
Chemistry. noting or pertaining to a chemical change that is accompanied by an absorption of heat (opposed to exothermic).
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Also en·do·ther·mal [en-doh-thur-muhl]. /ˌɛn doʊˈθɜr məl/.
Origin of endothermic
(1879); see endo-
OTHER WORDS FROM endothermicen·do·ther·mi·cal·ly, adverben·do·ther·my, en·do·ther·mism, noun
Words nearby endothermic
, endothoracic fascia
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Example sentences from the Web for endothermic
As endothermic animals, mammals and birds fuel their body heat with food.
Compounds formed with the evolution of heat are termed exothermic, while those formed with an absorption are termed endothermic.
In endothermic compounds energy, in some form, has been taken up in the act of formation of the compound.
The manner in which a substance is endothermic is of importance as regards the practical employment of explosives.
(of a chemical reaction or compound) occurring or formed with the absorption of heatCompare exothermic, endoergic
Derived forms of endothermicendothermically, adverbendothermism, noun
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Of or relating to a chemical reaction during which there is absorption of heat.
Of or relating to an endotherm; warm-blooded.
Other words from endothermicen′do•ther′my n.
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Relating to a chemical reaction that absorbs heat. Compare exothermic.
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