[ US /ˈθɝməɫ/ ]
[ UK /θˈɜːmə‍l/ ]
  1. rising current of warm air
  1. caused by or designed to retain heat
    a thermal burn
    thermal underwear
  2. relating to or associated with heat
    the caloric effect of sunlight
    thermal movements of molecules
    thermic energy
    thermal capacity
  3. of or relating to a hot spring
    thermal water
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How To Use thermal In A Sentence

  • He may have misspoke, or thinking in Fahrenheit terms multiplied by the compression to get the geothermal energy available with current technology. Newsvine - Get Smarter Here
  • We then build a multispectral image consisting of five spectral bands (visible, near-IR, and three thermal IR channels) and use the program for further processing and interpretation.
  • For further purification one may install either chemical or thermal equipment for destruction of remaining odour components.
  • Mercury is thermally desorbed from solid samples, trapped on an in-line gold trap, and subsequently determined by cold-vapour atomic absorption spectrometry.
  • To test the theory of a chemoautotrophic origin of life in a volcanic, hydrothermal setting, we explored mechanisms for the buildup of bio-organic compounds by carbon fixation on catalytic transition metal precipitates. Dawkins on the OOL
  • Other eurythermal ectothermic marine organisms have been examined for their HSP responses.
  • Inconsistencies and nonparallelisms abound: cisatlantic is in but not cisalpine; tramontane but not cismontane; poikilothermal but not homoiothermal. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol 1 No 2
  • A police chopper tried to spot the snake from the air with its thermal imaging camera. The Sun
  • I was bundled up in only one coat and a long-sleeved tee shirt, with some thermals and pants over them, along with hiking boots.
  • Iceland has five geothermal power plants. Times, Sunday Times
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