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  • adj. of, or relating to the production of heat

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to heat, or to the production of heat; producing heat; thermogenous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the production of heat; producing heat.


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  • The calorie-burning process of digestion is called the thermogenic effect of food and occurs as protein is reduced to amino acids, carbohydrates to simple sugars, and fats to fatty acids.

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  • If you look at it, it's what is known as a thermogenic aid.

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  • The increase in energy expenditure, called a thermogenic response, burns calories even in the absence of exercise, so understanding how it is regulated could aid efforts to combat obesity, said Dr. Joel Elmquist, professor of internal medicine, psychiatry and pharmacology at UT Southwestern and co-senior author of the mouse study, which appears online and in the current issue of

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  • The molecular structure showed that most of it was thermogenic, meaning it matched the deeply buried deposit where gas was being drilled, called the Williams Fork Formation.

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  • She took vitamins recommended by the diet: chromium picolinate, Atkins Basic3 (multivitamins; Atkins Nutritionals, Inc, USA), Atkins Essential Oils (omega fatty acids), Atkins Dieters' Advantage (electrolytes and extracts), and Atkins Accel (a "thermogenic" formula).

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  • Like others in the Arum family, skunk cabbage is thermogenic, meaning that it can use chemical processes to generate heat.

  • His report stated that the gases were "thermogenic," meaning they came from deep within the earth, rather than from biological reactions among plants and organisms near the surface, which is known as

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  • Green tea is said to have "thermogenic" properties in the body which equates to using more calories to generate heat.

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  • One of the current reasonings behind exercise's effects on sleep centers of the brain is the thermogenic hypothesis, which states that exercise promotes sleep by heating the body or brain.

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  • Beta2 adrenergic agonist drugs have been found to have certain “thermogenic” qualities.

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