convect

verb con·vect \ kən-ˈvekt \

Definition of convect

intransitive verb
:to transfer heat by convection
transitive verb
:to circulate (something, such as air) by convection

convective

play \kən-ˈvek-tiv\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of convect

back-formation from convection


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