Athermancy



noun
an inability to transmit radiant heat or infrared radiation Also called adiathermancy
Historical Examples

athermancy, ath-er′man-si, n. the property of stopping radiant heat.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

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