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Definition 1: rising current of warm air - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(thermal is a kind of ...) air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

"trees bent under the fierce winds" "when there is no wind, row" "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"

Definition 2: relating to or associated with heat - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where thermal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thermal movements of molecules
  • thermal capacity
  • thermic energy
  • the caloric effect of sunlight

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Definition 3: of or relating to a hot spring - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where thermal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thermal water

Definition 4: caused by or designed to retain heat - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where thermal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a thermal burn
  • thermal underwear

(thermal is similar to ...) used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning

"hot stove" "hot water" "a hot August day" "a hot stuffy room" "she's hot and tired" "a hot forehead"

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