thermic

adjective

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

Example Sentences

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, 9 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thermic was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Thermic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermic. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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