Thermantidote Ther*man"ti*dote, n. [Gr. ? heat + E. antidote.] A device for circulating and cooling the air, consisting essentially of a kind of roasting fan fitted in a window and incased in wet tatties. [India]

Will you bring me to book on the mountains, or where the thermantidotes play? --Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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