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 (ĕk′sō-thûr′mĭk) also ex·o·ther·mal (-məl)
Releasing heat: an exothermic reaction.

ex′o·ther′mi·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.exothermal - (of a chemical reaction or compound) occurring or formed with the liberation of heat
energy-releasing, exoergic - (of a nuclear reaction) occurring with evolution or releasing of energy
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However, cyanuric chloride reacts exothermally with water, forming hydrogen chloride and possibly other reaction products.
The flow of an exothermally reactive resin through a porous medium has been analyzed with reference to the Darcy law, allowing for the chemorheological properties of the reacting resin.
The combustion residues exothermally react with the calcium silicates in the cement raw materials and ultimately become part of the minerals used to make Portland cement.