Latent-heat definition

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The quantity of heat absorbed or released by a substance undergoing a change of state, such as ice changing to liquid water or liquid water changing to ice, at constant temperature and pressure. The latent heat absorbed by air when water vapor condenses is ultimately the source of the power of thunderstorms and hurricanes.
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The quantity of heat absorbed or released by a substance undergoing a change of state, such as ice changing to water or water to steam, at constant temperature and pressure.
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The heat liberated or absorbed by a substance as it changes phase at a constant temperature and pressure.
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(physics) The heat that is released or absorbed accompanying a change of state or of phase.
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Noun

Singular:
latent-heat
Plural:
latent heats