latent heat Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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latent heatnoun [U]

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the ​heat that is ​absorbed or ​released by a ​substance when it ​changesstate, for ​example from a ​liquid to a ​gas, while the ​temperature of the ​substance does not ​change
(Definition of latent heat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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latent heatnoun [U]

 us   /ˈleɪ·tənt ˈhit/
physics the ​heat that is ​absorbed or ​released by a ​substance when it ​changesform, for ​example, from a ​liquid to a ​gas, while the ​temperature of the ​substancestays the same
(Definition of latent heat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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