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thermostat

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noun ther·mo·stat \ˈthər-mə-ˌstat\

Definition of thermostat

  1. :  an automatic device for regulating temperature (as by controlling the supply of gas or electricity to a heating apparatus); also :  a similar device for actuating fire alarms or for controlling automatic sprinklers

thermostatic play \ˌthər-mə-ˈsta-tik\ adjective
thermostatically play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb



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thermostat

transitive verb, ther·mo·stat

Definition of thermostat

thermostated \-ˌsta-təd\ also thermostattedthermostating also thermostatting

  1. :  to provide with or control the temperature of by a thermostat



1924

First Known Use of thermostat

1924


THERMOSTAT Defined for Kids

thermostat

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noun ther·mo·stat \ˈthər-mə-ˌstat\

Definition of thermostat for Students

  1. :  a device that automatically controls temperature




Medical Dictionary

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thermostat

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noun ther·mo·stat \ˈthər-mə-ˌstat\

Medical Definition of thermostat

  1. 1:  an automatic device for regulating temperature (as by controlling the supply of gas or electricity to a heating apparatus)

  2. 2:  a piece of apparatus (as a constant-temperature chamber) regulated by a thermostat

thermostatic \ˌthər-mə-ˈstat-ik\play adjective
thermostatically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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thermostat

transitive verb ther·mo·stat

Medical Definition of thermostat

thermostated \-ˌstat-əd\play or thermostatted; thermostating or thermostatting

  1. :  to provide with or control the temperature of by a thermostat <a thermostated centrifuge>




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