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Definitions for exothermic
ˌɛk soʊˈθɜr mɪkexother·mic

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  1. exothermic, exothermal, heat-releasing(adj)

    (of a chemical reaction or compound) occurring or formed with the liberation of heat


  1. exothermic(Adjective)

    That releases energy in the form of heat.

  2. exothermic(Adjective)

    That releases heat during its formation, and absorbs it during its decomposition

  3. exothermic(Adjective)

    Of an animal whose body temperature is regulated by external factors; cold-blooded

  4. Origin: From exo- "outside" + thermic "of heat"


  1. Exothermic

    In thermodynamics, the term exothermic describes a process or reaction that releases energy from the system, usually in the form of heat, but also in a form of light, electricity, or sound. Its etymology stems from the prefix exo and the Greek word thermasi. The term exothermic was first coined by Marcellin Berthelot. The opposite of an exothermic process is an endothermic process, one that absorbs energy in the form of heat. The concept is frequently applied in the physical sciences to chemical reactions, where as in chemical bond energy that will be converted to thermal energy. Exothermic are terms usually used to describe two types of chemical reactions or systems found in nature: Simply stated, after an exothermic reaction, more energy has been released to the surroundings than was absorbed to initiate and maintain the reaction. An example would be the burning of a candle, wherein the sum of calories produced by combustion exceeds the number of calories absorbed initially in lighting the flame and in the flame maintaining itself..

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exothermic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exothermic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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