Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An apparatus used in India for cooling the air. It consists of a revolving wheel fitted to a window, and usually inclosed in wet tatties, through which the air is forced.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun India A device for circulating and cooling the air, consisting essentially of a kind of roasting fan fitted in a window and incased in wet tatties.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An antidote to heat, especially a rotating fan attached to a window.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek θέρμη + antidote.

Examples

  • Only through the broken thermantidote in King's compartment no wet air came.

    In The Time Of Light

  • King settled down on his side of the compartment, after a struggle with the thermantidote that refused to work.

    In The Time Of Light

  • The houses being unusually strong and well-built, might by some art of thermantidote be rendered cool enough in the hottest weather: they are now ovens. 3 It was my habit to retire immediately after the late breakfast to the little room upstairs, to sprinkle it with water, and to lie down on a mat.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Only through the broken thermantidote in King's compartment no wet air came.

    King of the Khyber Rifles

  • King settled down on his side of the compartment, after a struggle with the thermantidote that refused to work.

    King of the Khyber Rifles

  • I felt the hair lift at the back of my head, and my heart thump like a thermantidote paddle.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • I felt the hair lift at the back of my head, and my heart thump like a thermantidote paddle.

    Indian Tales

  • I felt the hair lift at the back of my head, and my heart thump like a thermantidote paddle.

    The Lock and Key Library Classic Mystery and Detective Stories: Modern English

  • We walk upon cool matting; we recline upon long-armed chairs; low and heavy punkahs swing overhead; a sweet breathing of wet _khaskhas_ grass comes sobbing out of the thermantidote; and a gigantic but gentle _khidmatgar_ is always at our elbow with long glasses on a silver tray.

    Twenty-One Days in India; and, the Teapot Series

  • a gossip with the _saices; _ [Q] but while _Sunny Baba_ is at large, and might at any moment make a raid on Mamma, who is dozing over a novel on a spider-chair near the mouth of the thermantidote, the Ayah and

    Twenty-One Days in India; and, the Teapot Series

Comments

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  • Air conditioning’s a sensible plan -

    Does more than a swamp cooler can.

    A thermantidote

    Might garner my vote

    If I can’t have a lackey with fan.

    February 26, 2019

  • What an interesting word

    February 26, 2019

  • Dang, I'm all out of wet tatties.

    February 26, 2019

  • Alexa, adjust the thermantidote..

    Never, under any circumstances, get a Nest thermostat in your home. It is the technology of Satan and you may wake up dead of hypothermia in the night.

    March 17, 2019