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- adj. Releasing energy.
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- adj. Releasing energy (especially as heat)
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- adj. (biochemistry) of a process accompanied by the release of energy
ex(o)- + Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots + -ic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
The systems considered above are what biochemists call "exergonic", they are fully spontaneous processes.