Exothermic meaning

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The definition of exothermic is a process or chemical reaction characterized by or causing the liberation or release of heat.

Combustion where heat is released is an example of an exothermic reaction.

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(chemistry, of a reaction) That releases energy in the form of heat.
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Relating to a chemical reaction that releases heat.
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Designating or of a chemical change in which there is a liberation of heat, as in combustion.
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(chemistry, of a compound) That releases heat during its formation, and absorbs it during its decomposition.
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(zoology) Of an animal whose body temperature is regulated by external factors; cold-blooded.
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Releasing heat.

An exothermic reaction.

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Origin of exothermic

  • From French exothermique, from exo- "outside" + thermique "of heat", both ultimately from Ancient Greek.

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