thermantidote

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek θέρμη (thérmē) + antidote.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /θɜːˈmæntɪdəʊt/

Noun[edit]

thermantidote (plural thermantidotes)

  1. An antidote to heat, especially a rotating fan attached to a window.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘In the House of Suddhoo’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 101:
      I felt the hair lift at the back of my head, and my heart thump like a thermantidote paddle.