Roget category 3843. Words relating to matter
› 3.3. Organic matter
›› 3.3.2. Sensation
increase of temperature —
ignition, inflammation, adustion†, flagration† — deflagration, conflagration — empyrosis†, incendiarism — arson — auto dafe [Fr.].
boiling etc. v. — coction†, ebullition, estuation†, elixation†, decoction — ebullioscope† — geyser — distillation (vaporization) 336.
furnace etc. 386 — blanket, flannel, fur — wadding etc. (lining) 224 — clothing etc. 225.
still — refinery — fractionating column, fractionating tower, cracking tower.
match etc. (fuel) 388 — incendiary — petroleuse [Fr.] — [biological effects resembling the effects of heat] [substances causing a burning sensation and damage on skin or tissue] cauterizer† — caustic, lunar caustic, alkali, apozem†, moxa† — acid, aqua fortis [Lat.], aqua regia — catheretic†, nitric acid, nitrochloro-hydric acid, nitromuriatic acid — radioactivity, gamma rays, alpha particles, beta rays, X-rays, radiation, cosmic radiation, background radiation, radioactive isotopes, tritium, uranium, plutonium, radon, radium.
sunstroke, coup de soleil [Fr.] — insolation.
[artifacts requiring heat in their manufacture] pottery, ceramics, crockery, porcelain, china — earthenware, stoneware — pot, mug, terra cotta [Sp.], brick, clinker.
[products of combustion] cinder, ash, scoriae, embers, soot — slag.
[products of heating organic materials] coke, carbon, charcoal — wood alcohol, turpentine, tea tree oil — gasoline, kerosene, naptha, fuel oil (fuel) 388 — wax, paraffin — residue, tar.
[Transmission of heat] diathermancy†, transcalency†, conduction — convection — radiation, radiant heat — heat conductivity, conductivity.
[effects of heat 2] thermal expansion — coefficient of expansion.
go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.
fire — set fire to, set on fire — kindle, enkindle, light, ignite, strike a light — apply the match to, apply the torch to — rekindle, relume† — fan the flame, add fuel to the flame — poke the fire, stir the fire, blow the fire — make a bonfire of.
melt, thaw, fuse — liquefy etc. 335.
burn, inflame, roast, toast, fry, grill, singe, parch, bake, torrefy†, scorch — brand, cauterize, sear, burn in — corrode, char, calcine, incinerate — smelt, scorify† — reduce to ashes — burn to a cinder — commit to the flames, consign to the flames.
boil, digest, stew, cook, seethe, scald, parboil, simmer — do to rags.
take fire, catch fire — blaze etc. (flame) 382.
inflammable, combustible — diathermal†, diathermanous† — burnt etc. v. — volcanic, radioactive.
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