en·​do·​ther·​mic | \ˌen-də-ˈthər-mik \

Definition of endothermic 

1 : characterized by or formed with absorption of heat

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What ice cream needed was the discovery of the endothermic properties of adding salt to ice. Linda Rodriguez Mcrobbie, BostonGlobe.com, "How ice cream made America," 30 June 2018 Learn how to use an endothermic reaction to make ice cream and apply your creative genius to expertly mix compounds to invent your own cookies. Naperville Sun, "Kids' camps being offered at Naper Settlement," 24 June 2017 The Heatswell is an endothermic (heat-activated) coating for a paper coffee-cup. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, "Coffee-Cup Collar Expands Like B-Movie Special Effect," 29 Mar. 2010

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First Known Use of endothermic

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of endothermic was in 1884

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en·​do·​ther·​mic | \ˌen-də-ˈthər-mik \
variants: also endothermal \-​məl \

Medical Definition of endothermic 

1 : characterized by or formed with absorption of heat — compare exothermic

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