ther·​mic | \ ˈthər-mik How to pronounce thermic (audio) \

Definition of thermic

: thermal sense 1 thermic energy

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Other Words from thermic

thermically \ ˈthər-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce thermically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of thermic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Eating Before You Go to Bed Is an Awful Idea," 9 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of thermic

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Thermic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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