Recent Examples on the WebThe research team hypothesizes that nighttime decreases in the thermic effect of food—which is the amount of energy expended in response to eating—might be to blame here.
Jay Willis, GQ, 9 Oct. 2017
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'thermic.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.