Definition of geothermal in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌjēōˈTHərməl/
(also geothermic /-ˈTHərmik/)


Relating to or produced by the internal heat of the earth: some 70% of Iceland’s energy needs are met from geothermal sources
More example sentences
  • The internal, or geothermal, heat from within the Earth is responsible for the fact that temperature increases with depth.
  • High geothermal activity and high heat flow at shallow levels in the crust are most likely due to aqueous fluids.
  • These rocks were later affected by low-grade metamorphism under high geothermal gradients.

Words that rhyme with geothermal

epidermal, isothermal, pachydermal, taxidermal, thermal

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ge·o·ther·mal

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.