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  • decalescent — adjective absorbing heat without increase in temperature when heated beyond a certain point the decalescent point of steel • Similar to: ↑endothermic, ↑endothermal, ↑heat absorbing • Derivationally related forms: ↑decalescence …   Useful english dictionary

  • decalescence — decalescent, adj. /dee keuh les euhns/, n. Metall. absorption of heat without a corresponding increase in temperature when a metal has been heated to a critical point. [1890 95; < L decalesc(ent ) (s. of decalescens) becoming warm (see DE ,… …   Universalium

  • hot — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. heated (see heat); peppery, biting. See taste, excitability, pungency. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Having a high temperature] Syn. torrid, burning, fiery, flaming, blazing, very warm, feverish,… …   English dictionary for students

  • decalescence — /dikəˈlɛsəns/ (say deekuh lesuhns) noun (in the heating of iron) the sudden absorption of heat observed as it passes a certain temperature. –decalescent, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • hot — [adj1] very high in temperature baking, blazing, blistering, boiling, broiling, burning, calescent, close, decalescent, febrile, fevered, feverish, feverous, fiery, flaming, heated, humid, igneous, incandescent, like an oven*, on fire, ovenlike,… …   New thesaurus

  • decalescence — [dē΄kə les′əns] n. [< L decalescens, prp. of decalescere, to become warm: see DE & CALESCENT] a sudden decrease in the rate of temperature rise of heated metal after a certain temperature has been reached (795°C for iron) due to greater… …   English World dictionary

  • decalescence — noun phenomenon that occurs when a metal is being heated and there is a sudden slowing in the rate of temperature increase; slowing is caused by a change in the internal crystal structure of the metal • Derivationally related forms: ↑decalescent… …   Useful english dictionary

  • endothermal — adjective (of a chemical reaction or compound) occurring or formed with absorption of heat • Syn: ↑endothermic, ↑heat absorbing • Ant: ↑exothermic (for: ↑endothermic) • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • heat-absorbing — adjective (of a chemical reaction or compound) occurring or formed with absorption of heat • Syn: ↑endothermic, ↑endothermal • Ant: ↑exothermic (for: ↑endothermic) • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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