Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to, determined by, or measured by heat.

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Usage examples "thermal":

  1. For every pound of water evaporated at ordinary temperatures approximately 1, 000 British thermal units of heat are used up, or " become latent," as it is called. - "Seasoning of Wood", Joseph B. Wagner.
  2. One day, in the course of his travels, he arrived at Ikao,- a mountain- village still famed for its thermal springs, and for the beautiful scenery of its neighborhood. - "Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things", Lafcadio Hearn.
  3. This allows even the bottom of the cooking container to absorb thermal energy that is reflected off the lower portion of the funnel. - "The BYU Solar Cooker/Cooler", Steven E. Jones.