Meaning of THERMOSTAT in English

I. ˈthərməˌstat, ˈthə̄m-, ˈthəim-, usu -ad.+V noun

( -s )

Etymology: therm- + -stat


a. : an automatic device for regulating temperature (as by opening or closing the damper of a heating furnace or by regulating supply of gas) and commonly utilizing either the differential expansion of solids or the vapor pressure of liquids

b. : a similar device especially for actuating fire or low-temperature alarms or for controlling automatic sprinklers

2. : a piece of apparatus (as a constant-temperature chamber) regulated by a thermostat

II. transitive verb

( thermostated or thermostatted ; thermostated or thermostatted ; thermostating or thermostatting ; thermostats )

: to provide with or control by a thermostat

a thermostated heating system

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