verb (used with object)
to transfer (heat or a fluid) by convection.
verb (used without object)
(of a fluid) to transfer heat by convection.

1880–85; back formation from convected < Latin convect(us) past participle of convehere to carry together (see con-, vector) + -ed2

convective, adjective
convectively, adverb
nonconvective, adjective
nonconvectively, adverb Unabridged
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circulate hot air by convection 
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Example sentences
When a warm signal is perceived, the blood vessels near the skin dilate to convect heat away from the core of the body.
The oligo strands arrive at the surf ace through a combination of convect ion and diffusion.
Because warm water is less dense than cold water, deep-heated water tends to rise, a process known as free convect ion.
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