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thermalize

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transitive verb ther·mal·ize \ˈthər-mə-ˌlīz\

Definition of thermalize

thermalized

thermalizing

  1. :  to change the effective speed of (a particle) to a thermal value <thermalize a neutron>

thermalization

play \ˌthər-mə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


1948

First Known Use of thermalize

1948


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