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Geothermal energy


a form of energy obtained from within the earth, originating in its core; also, energy produced by extracting the earth’s internal heat

Energy obtained by tapping underground reservoirs of heat, usually near volcanoes or other hot spots on the surface of the Earth.

Note: At present, little of the world’s energy supply is obtained from these sources.


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    noun 1. the increase in temperature with increasing depth within the earth.

  • Geothermal power

    noun 1. power generated using steam produced by heat emanating from the molten core of the earth

  • Geothermic

    [jee-oh-thur-muh l] /ˌdʒi oʊˈθɜr məl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the internal heat of the earth. /ˌdʒiːəʊˈθɜːməl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the heat in the interior of the earth adj. 1875, from geo- + thermal. geothermal (jē’ō-thûr’məl) Relating to the internal heat of the Earth. The water of hot springs and geysers […]

  • Geotrichosis

    geotrichosis ge·ot·ri·cho·sis (jē-ŏt’rĭ-kō’sĭs, jē’ō-trĭ-) n. An infection of the lungs or of the mouth and intestines caused by the fungus Geotrichum candidum.

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