thermostatic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

thermo- +‎ -static

Adjective[edit]

thermostatic (not comparable)

  1. having or maintaining a consistent temperature
    The shower has a thermostatic water-mixing valve.
    • 1961 February, “Talking of Trains: Phase II units in service”, in Trains Illustrated, page 69:
      Another source of discontent with the Phase I stock has been obviated by relocation of the interior heating elements and the introduction of thermostatic control; this has eradicated the searing blasts of hot air passengers used to feel about their calves [...].
  2. (physiology) Relating to thermostasis