AskDefine | Define thermic

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thermic adj : relating to or associated with heat; "thermal movements of molecules"; "thermal capacity"; "thermic energy"; "the caloric effect of sunlight" [syn: thermal, caloric] [ant: nonthermal]

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  1. of, related to, or associated with heat; thermal

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Thermic reactions are chemical reactions which are thermic: either highly exothermic (producing heat) or endothermic (absorbing heat). Thermic reactions are often high temperature redox reactions, which either liberate tremendous amounts of heat, or require a massive amount of heat to proceed.
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