convect

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verb con·vect \kən-ˈvekt\

Definition of convect

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to transfer heat by convection

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to circulate (as air) by convection

convective

play \-ˈvek-tiv\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of convect

back-formation from convection


First Known Use: 1881


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