Exothermic



[ek-soh-thur-mik] /ˌɛk soʊˈθɜr mɪk/

adjective, Chemistry.
1.
noting or pertaining to a chemical change that is accompanied by a liberation of heat (opposed to ).
/ˌɛksəʊˈθɜːmɪk/
adjective
1.
(of a chemical reaction or compound) occurring or formed with the evolution of heat Compare endothermic, exoergic
adj.

1879, from French exothermique (1879), from exo- + thermique, ultimately from Greek therme “heat” (see thermal).

exothermic ex·o·ther·mic (ěk’sō-thûr’mĭk) or ex·o·ther·mal (-məl)
adj.

exothermic
(ěk’sō-thûr’mĭk)
Relating to a chemical reaction that releases heat. Compare endothermic.

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