exothermic [ek΄sō thʉr′mik, ek΄səthʉr′mik]
designating or of a chemical change in which there is a liberation of heat, as in combustion: also exothermal

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  • Exothermic — Ex o*ther mic, a. [Pref. exo + thermic.] (Chem.) Characterized by, or formed with, evolution of heat; as, an exothermic reaction; opposed to {endothermic}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exothermic — Exothermic. См. Экзотермический. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • exothermic — 1879, from Fr. exothermique (1879), from EXO (Cf. exo ) + thermique, ultimately from Gk. therme heat (see THERMAL (Cf. thermal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • exothermic — ► ADJECTIVE Chemistry ▪ (of a reaction) accompanied by the release of heat. The opposite of ENDOTHERMIC(Cf. ↑endothermic) …   English terms dictionary

  • Exothermic — In thermodynamics, the word exothermic outside heating describes a process or reaction that releases energy usually in the form of heat, but it can also release energy in form of light (e.g. explosions), sound, or electricity (e.g. a battery).… …   Wikipedia

  • exothermic — Reactions that proceed with release of enthalpy (heat energy) are termed exothermic. See: endothermic …   Petroleum refining glossary

  • exothermic —    A material which gives off heat as it cures is described as exothermic. Also see temperature …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • exothermic — UK [ˈeksəʊˌθɜː(r)mɪk] / US [ˈeksoʊˌθɜrmɪk] adjective chemistry an exothermic reaction is a chemical reaction in which heat is produced, not absorbed See: endothermic …   English dictionary

  • exothermic — egzoterminis procesas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vyksmas,kai išsiskiria šiluma, pvz., cheminė reakcija, per kurią į aplinką išsiskiria šiluma. atitikmenys: angl. exothermic vok. exothermisch rus. экзотермический процесс …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • exothermic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1884 characterized by or formed with evolution of heat • exothermically adverb • exothermicity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary