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Thermal   Listen
Thermal  adj.  
Of or pertaining to heat; warm; hot; as, the thermal unit; thermal waters. "The thermal condition of the earth."
Caused by or affected by heat; as, thermal springs.
Designed to retain heat; as, thermal underwear.
Thermal conductivity, Thermal spectrum. See under Conductivity, and Spectrum.
Thermal unit (Physics), a unit chosen for the comparison or calculation of quantities of heat. The unit most commonly employed is the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram or one pound of water from zero to one degree Centigrade. See Calorie, and under Unit.

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... of the highlands of Guiana. For ages this granite peak was the solo representative of dry land in our hemisphere south of the Canada hills. In process of time, a cluster of islands rose above the thermal waters. They were the small beginnings of the future mountains of Brazil, holding in their laps the diamonds which now sparkle in the crown of Dom Pedro II. Long protracted eons elapsed without adding a page to the geology of South ...
— The Andes and the Amazon - Across the Continent of South America • James Orton

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