American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Decomposition or transformation of a compound caused by heat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Chemical decomposition produced by exposure to a high temperature.
- n. chemistry, physics The decomposition of a material or compound due to heat in the absence of oxygen or any other reagents
- n. transformation of a substance produced by the action of heat
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