See also: -thermal

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From French thermal, from New Latin *thermalis, from Ancient Greek θέρμη(thérmē, heat).

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thermal (plural thermals)

  1. (meteorology) A column of rising air in the lower atmosphere created by uneven heating of Earth's surface.

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thermal (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to heat or temperature.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200:
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems—surgical foam, a thermal gel depot, a microcapsule or biodegradable polymer beads.
  2. (fabric) Providing efficient insulation so as to keep the body warm.
  3. Caused, brought about by heat.
  4. (stone) Having a rough finish by treatment with a blow-torch.

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thermal (third-person singular simple present thermals, present participle thermaling or thermalling, simple past and past participle thermaled or thermalled)

  1. (stone) To create a rough finish on stone by treating it with a high-temperature blow-torch.
  2. (gliding, often in the present participle) To fly an unpowered aircraft in a (thermal) column of rising air.

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From Ancient Greek.

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thermal m (feminine singular thermale, masculine plural thermaux, feminine plural thermales)

  1. thermal

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