Definition of geothermal in English:

geothermal

(also geothermic)

adjective

  • Relating to or produced by the internal heat of the earth.

    ‘some 70% of Iceland's energy needs are met from geothermal sources’
    • ‘In addition, the ice sheet acts like a huge blanket that locks in the geothermal heat naturally radiated from Earth.’
    • ‘These rocks were later affected by low-grade metamorphism under high geothermal gradients.’
    • ‘Once wet-based ice covered the area, the limited permafrost would have melted as a result of geothermal heating.’
    • ‘It descends to a considerable depth, where it picks up geothermal heat and dissolves minerals.’
    • ‘The average rate of cooling can be translated into mean incision rates assuming a geothermal gradient.’
    • ‘The internal, or geothermal, heat from within the Earth is responsible for the fact that temperature increases with depth.’
    • ‘On Earth, microbes can derive energy from sources other than the sun, such as chemical and geothermal energy from hydrothermal vents.’
    • ‘With their geothermal underground springs, Icelanders heat their water for next to nothing.’
    • ‘Hopefully in the near future St Lucia will receive its electrical power from this geothermal source.’
    • ‘He was long associated with study of geothermal features and water issues of Yellowstone National Park.’
    • ‘There is no way a local authority can say that it cannot grant a building consent for that property because of subsidence or geothermal activity.’
    • ‘Water as hot as 380°C gushes out of geothermal springs along the spreading centers.’
    • ‘Site geologic conditions dictate the economic viability of either type of geothermal system.’
    • ‘Experts say geothermal heat pumps can be used almost anywhere in the U.S. and the world.’
    • ‘High geothermal activity and high heat flow at shallow levels in the crust are most likely due to aqueous fluids.’
    • ‘A closed-loop geothermal heat pump system relies on the constant temperature of the earth below the frost line.’
    • ‘The large area of wooden flooring conceals hydronic geothermal heating, using the nearby lake as a heat source/sink.’
    • ‘At €750,000, this five-bed property is equipped with a geothermal heat pump and solar panels.’
    • ‘As with other alternative sources of energy, geothermal power is considered environmentally friendly.’
    • ‘Alternatively, the present-day geothermal gradient may be lower than that used in calculating the profile.’

Pronunciation:

geothermal

/ˌjēōˈTHərməl/