ther·​mo·​gen·​ic | \ ˌthər-mə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce thermogenic (audio) \

Definition of thermogenic

: relating to, caused by, or inducing the production of heat thermogenic dietary supplements thermogenic destruction of bacteria also : producing heat thermogenic flowers thermogenic organs

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Recent Examples on the Web Hot water as well as thermogenic foods — foods that include ginger, cayenne or chili pepper — are said to produce heat in the body. Author: Christine Cunningham, Anchorage Daily News, "Cold facts: You’ll be warmer if you relax rather than resist," 31 Jan. 2018 Sitting under a lamp that provides light from the red end of the spectrum can have a thermogenic impact on the body. Steven Macari, Harper's BAZAAR, "15 Ways to Combat Winter and Political Stress," 4 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of thermogenic

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Thermogenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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ther·​mo·​gen·​ic | \ ˌthər-mə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce thermogenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of thermogenic

: of or relating to the production of heat : producing heat

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