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thermostat

noun ther·mo·stat \ ˈthər-mə-ˌstat \

Definition of thermostat

:an automatic device for regulating temperature (as by controlling the supply of gas or electricity to a heating apparatus); also :a similar device for actuating fire alarms or for controlling automatic sprinklers

thermostatic

play \ˌthər-mə-ˈsta-tik\ adjective

thermostatically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of thermostat in a Sentence

  1. I set the thermostat to 68 degrees.

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First Known Use of thermostat

1831


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thermostat

verb

Definition of thermostat

thermostated \-ˌsta-təd\ also thermostatted; thermostating also thermostatting
transitive verb
:to provide with or control the temperature of by a thermostat

First Known Use of thermostat

1924


THERMOSTAT Defined for Kids

thermostat

noun ther·mo·stat \ ˈthər-mə-ˌstat \

Definition of thermostat for Students

:a device that automatically controls temperature

Medical Dictionary

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thermostat

noun ther·mo·stat \ ˈthər-mə-ˌstat \

medical Definition of thermostat

1 :an automatic device for regulating temperature (as by controlling the supply of gas or electricity to a heating apparatus)
2 :a piece of apparatus (as a constant-temperature chamber) regulated by a thermostat

thermostatic

play \ˌthər-mə-ˈstat-ik\ adjective

thermostatically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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thermostat

transitive verb

medical Definition of thermostat

thermostated play \-ˌstat-əd\ or thermostatted; thermostating or thermostatting
:to provide with or control the temperature of by a thermostat
  • a thermostated centrifuge


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