ther·​mic ˈthər-mik How to pronounce thermic (audio)
: thermal sense 1
thermic energy
thermically adverb

Examples of thermic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Carbs have a thermic effect of (5-10%) while fat has a thermic effect of (0-3%). Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 Protein has a higher thermic effect than carbs and fat. Aviva Patz, Health, 7 Dec. 2023 Frozen treats like ice cream might provide immediate relief, but having to digest them afterward will increase the thermic effect of food, which leads to a higher body temperature. Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 25 July 2023 Johnston did say that protein consumption has a thermic effect, which means your body’s metabolism runs a little higher to process the amino acids in protein. Dina Kaur, The Arizona Republic, 1 July 2023 The 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thermic was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Thermic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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