Definition of geothermal in English:

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geothermal

Pronunciation: /dʒiːə(ʊ)ˈθəːm(ə)l/

adjective

Relating to or produced by the internal heat of the earth: some 70 per cent 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.

Derivatives

geothermally

Pronunciation: /ˌdʒiːə(ʊ)ˈθəːməli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Iceland's Blue Lagoon is a shallow lake, geothermally heated, using the run-off from the nearby power station.
  • Some megapodes place their eggs in shallow pits or burrows to be warmed geothermally or with sun-warmed sand.
  • Females lay eggs only where they can reach geothermally heated sites by digging a tunnel, and where the soil is soft enough to do so.

Words that rhyme with geothermal

epidermal, isothermal, pachydermal, taxidermal, thermal

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