endothermic
endoergic endoergic adj. occurring with absorption of energy. [Narrower terms: {endothermic}] {exoergic}

Syn: energy-absorbing. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Endothermic — En do*ther mic, a. [Pref. endo + thermic.] (Chem.) Designating, or pert. to, a reaction which occurs with absorption of heat; formed by such a reaction; as, an endothermic substance; opposed to {exothermic}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endothermic — 1884, from Fr. endothermique (1879); see ENDO (Cf. endo ) + THERMAL (Cf. thermal) …   Etymology dictionary

  • endothermic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) Chemistry (of a reaction) accompanied by the absorption of heat. The opposite of EXOTHERMIC(Cf. ↑exothermic). 2) Zoology (of an animal) dependent on the internal generation of heat …   English terms dictionary

  • endothermic — [en΄dō thʉr′mik] adj. [ ENDO + THERMIC] designating, of, or produced by a chemical change in which there is an absorption of heat …   English World dictionary

  • Endothermic — In thermodynamics, the word endothermic within heating describes a process or reaction that absorbs energy in the form of heat. Its etymology stems from the Greek prefix endo , meaning “inside” and the Greek suffix –thermic , meaning “to heat”.… …   Wikipedia

  • endothermic — Reactions that proceed with absorption of enthalpy (heat energy) are termed endothermic. See: exothermic …   Petroleum refining glossary

  • endothermic — UK [ˌendəʊˈθɜː(r)mɪk] / US [ˌendoʊˈθɜrmɪk] adjective chemistry an endothermic reaction is a chemical reaction in which heat is absorbed, not produced See: exothermic …   English dictionary

  • endothermic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1884 1. characterized by or formed with absorption of heat 2. warm blooded …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • endothermic — Process or reaction that absorbs heat and thus requires a source of external energy in order to proceed …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • endothermic — endothermically, adv. endothermy, endothermism, n. /en doh therr mik/, adj. 1. Chem. noting or pertaining to a chemical change that is accompanied by an absorption of heat (opposed to exothermic). 2. Zool. warm blooded. Also, endothermal /en doh… …   Universalium

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