Definition of "exothermic" [ex•o•ther•mic]

  • (adjective) Releasing heat: an exothermic reaction.

Use "exothermic" in a sentence

  • "So when you actually generate the chloroform, that chemical reaction is what ` s called exothermic, so it generates quite a good deal of heat, and that heat can get out of hand."
  • "This reaction is exothermic, that is, it releases heat, and will occur spontaneously in the presence of a nickel or ruthenium catalyst nickel is cheaper, ruthenium is better."
  • "This process is exothermic, meaning that it releases heat."

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