Literally, "to make heat". Often used to describe over the counter compounds that allegedly unlock fat from cells so it can be burned, promoting weight loss. The use of this word in a product description is a sure sign of quackery, snake oil, and other miraculous curative nonsense.
Our amazing new thermogenic compound will help you shed those unwanted pounds in only 8 hours! Yeah, right.
by Bad Rita August 30, 2005