dielectric heating

noun

: the rapid and uniform heating throughout a nonconducting material by means of a high-frequency electromagnetic field

Examples of dielectric heating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was well known that radio waves would heat dielectric materials, and the use of dielectric heating in industrial and medical contexts was fairly common. IEEE Spectrum, 30 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dielectric heating was in 1940

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“Dielectric heating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dielectric%20heating. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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