exothermic

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

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exothermic (comparative more exothermic, superlative most exothermic)

  1. (chemistry, of a reaction) That releases energy in the form of heat.
  2. (chemistry, of a compound) That releases heat during its formation, and absorbs it during its decomposition
  3. (zoology) Of an animal whose body temperature is regulated by external factors; cold-blooded

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