thermogenic

adjective
ther·mo·gen·ic | \ ˌthər-mə-ˈje-nik \

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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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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1855, in the meaning defined above

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thermogenic

adjective
ther·mo·gen·ic | \ ˌthər-mə-ˈjen-ik \

Medical Definition of thermogenic 

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

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