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latent heat

noun

Definition of latent heat

  1. :  heat given off or absorbed in a process (as fusion or vaporization) other than a change of temperature



Circa 1757

First Known Use of latent heat

circa 1757

Rhymes with latent heat

aquavit, at one's feet, balance sheet, biathlete, bittersweet, booster seat, bucket seat, catbird seat, cellulite, cookie sheet, corps d'elite, countryseat, county seat, crystal pleat, decathlete, drag one's feet, driver's seat, easy street, exegete, incomplete, indiscreet, letter sheet, lorikeet, make ends meet, marguerite, Masorete, meadowsweet, meet and greet, miss a beat, Nayarit, obsolete, off one's feet, on one's feet, on the street, overeat, overheat, Paraclete, parakeet, pentathlete, prickly heat, rumble seat, saddle seat, scandal sheet, self-conceit, semisweet, shredded wheat, sliding seat, spirochete, superheat, to one's feet, triathlete, trick or treat, two-way street, undertreat, up one's street, winding-sheet, window seat


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latent heat

noun

Medical Definition of latent heat

  1. :  heat given off or absorbed in a process (as fusion or vaporization) other than a change of temperature




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