exothermal vs exothermic what difference

what is difference between exothermal and exothermic

English

Etymology

exo- +‎ thermal

Adjective

exothermal (comparative more exothermal, superlative most exothermal)

  1. exothermic


English

Etymology

From French exothermique, from exo- (outside) + thermique (of heat), both ultimately from Ancient Greek.

Adjective

exothermic (comparative more exothermic, superlative most exothermic)

  1. (chemistry, of a reaction) That releases energy in the form of heat.
  2. (chemistry, of a compound) That releases heat during its formation, and absorbs it during its decomposition.
  3. (zoology) Of an animal: whose body temperature is regulated by external factors; cold-blooded.

Derived terms

  • exothermically
  • exothermicity
  • nonexothermic

Related terms

  • exotherm

Synonyms

  • exothermal

Antonyms

  • endothermic
Translations

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