thermal underwear

underwear designed to retain body heat in cold temperatures. Also called thermals.

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  • thermal underwear — underwear designed to retain body heat in cold temperatures. Also called thermals …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thermal — Ther mal, a. [L. thermae hot springs, fr. Gr. ?, pl. of ? heat, fr. ? hot, warm, ? to warm, make hot; perhaps akin to L. formus warm, and E. forceps.] 1. Of or pertaining to heat; warm; hot; as, the thermal unit; thermal waters. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thermal conductivity — Thermal Ther mal, a. [L. thermae hot springs, fr. Gr. ?, pl. of ? heat, fr. ? hot, warm, ? to warm, make hot; perhaps akin to L. formus warm, and E. forceps.] 1. Of or pertaining to heat; warm; hot; as, the thermal unit; thermal waters. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thermal spectrum — Thermal Ther mal, a. [L. thermae hot springs, fr. Gr. ?, pl. of ? heat, fr. ? hot, warm, ? to warm, make hot; perhaps akin to L. formus warm, and E. forceps.] 1. Of or pertaining to heat; warm; hot; as, the thermal unit; thermal waters. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thermal unit — Thermal Ther mal, a. [L. thermae hot springs, fr. Gr. ?, pl. of ? heat, fr. ? hot, warm, ? to warm, make hot; perhaps akin to L. formus warm, and E. forceps.] 1. Of or pertaining to heat; warm; hot; as, the thermal unit; thermal waters. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thermal — [thʉr′məl] adj. [Fr < Gr thermē, heat: see WARM] 1. having to do with heat, hot springs, etc. 2. warm or hot ☆ 3. designating or of a loosely knitted material honeycombed with air spaces for insulation to help retain body heat [thermal… …   English World dictionary

  • thermal — I UK [ˈθɜː(r)m(ə)l] / US [ˈθɜrm(ə)l] adjective [only before noun] * 1) science relating to or caused by heat thermal power thermal energy 2) thermal clothing is made of special material that keeps you warm thermal underwear 3) thermal water is… …   English dictionary

  • thermal — ther|mal1 [ˈθə:məl US ˈθə:r ] adj [only before noun] [Date: 1700 1800; : Greek; Origin: therme; THERM] 1.) relating to or caused by heat ▪ thermal energy 2.) thermal clothing is made from special material to keep you warm in very cold weather ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thermal — 1 adjective (only before noun) 1 concerned with or caused by heat: thermal energy | thermal conductivity 2 thermal water is heated naturally under the earth: thermal springs 3 thermal clothing is made from special material to keep you warm in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • thermal — ther•mal [[t]ˈθɜr məl[/t]] adj. 1) phs Also, thermic of, pertaining to, or caused by heat or temperature: thermal energy[/ex] 2) of, pertaining to, or of the nature of hot or warm springs: thermal waters[/ex] 3) clo designed to aid in or promote… …   From formal English to slang

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