thermalize

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verb ther·mal·ize \ ˈthər-mə-ˌlīz \

Definition of thermalize

thermalized; thermalizing
transitive verb
:to change the effective speed of (a particle) to a thermal value
  • thermalize a neutron

thermalization

play \ˌthər-mə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of thermalize

1948


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