Definitions

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek θέρμη + antidote.

Examples

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  • 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

  • Dang, I'm all out of wet tatties.

    February 26, 2019

  • What an interesting word

    February 26, 2019

  • 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