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[ ek-soh-ur-jik ]
/ ˌɛk soʊˈɜr dʒɪk /

adjective Chemistry.

exothermic (opposed to endoergic).

Nearby words

exodontics, exodontist, exodos, exodus, exoenzyme, exoergic, exoerythrocytic, exoerythrocytic stage, exogamous, exogamy, exogastrula

Origin of exoergic

First recorded in 1940–45; exo- + erg-1 + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for exoergic


/ (ˌɛksəʊˈɜːdʒɪk) /


(of a nuclear reaction) occurring with evolution of energyCompare endoergic, exothermic

Word Origin for exoergic

exo- + -ergic, from Greek ergon work
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Science definitions for exoergic


[ ĕk′sō-ûrjĭk ]

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