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THERMOSTAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thermostat mean? 

THERMOSTAT (noun)
  The noun THERMOSTAT has 1 sense:

1. a regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat

  Familiarity information: THERMOSTAT used as a noun is very rare.


THERMOSTAT (verb)
  The verb THERMOSTAT has 1 sense:

1. control the temperature with a thermostat

  Familiarity information: THERMOSTAT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


THERMOSTAT (noun)


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Meaning:

A regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

thermoregulator; thermostat

Hypernyms ("thermostat" is a kind of...):

regulator (any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.)

Meronyms (parts of "thermostat"):

bimetallic strip (a strip consisting of two metals that bends with a rise in temperature)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thermostat"):

cryostat (a thermostat that operates at very low temperatures)

pyrostat (a thermostat that operates at very high temperatures)

Holonyms ("thermostat" is a part of...):

cooling system; engine cooling system (equipment in a motor vehicle that cools the engine)

brooder; incubator (apparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat; used for chicks or premature infants)


THERMOSTAT (verb)


Sense 1thermostat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Control the temperature with a thermostat

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "thermostat" is one way to...):

check; contain; control; curb; hold; hold in; moderate (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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