[ ek-soh-thur-mik ]
/ ˌɛk soʊˈθɜr mɪk /
noting or pertaining to a chemical change that is accompanied by a liberation of heat (opposed to endothermic).
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OTHER WORDS FROM exothermicex·o·ther·mi·cal·ly, ex·o·ther·mal·ly, adverbex·o·ther·mic·i·ty [ek-soh-ther-mis-i-tee], /ˌɛk soʊ θərˈmɪs ɪ ti/, noun
Words nearby exothermic
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Example sentences from the Web for exothermic
For it was a new kind which contained an exothermic ingredient.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
All chemical compounds are either “endothermic” or “exothermic.”
When carbon unites chemically with oxygen, it is an exothermic reaction that gives off heat as correlated energy.The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.|Edward W. Byrn
British Dictionary definitions for exothermic
/ (ˌɛksəʊˈθɜːmɪk) /
Derived forms of exothermicexothermically or exothermally, adverb
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Medical definitions for exothermic
[ ĕk′sō-thûr′mĭk ]
Of or relating to a chemical reaction during which heat is released.
Of or relating to the external warmth of the body.
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Scientific definitions for exothermic
[ ĕk′sō-thûr′mĭk ]
Relating to a chemical reaction that releases heat. Compare endothermic.
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