1. conforming to the Carnot cycle

2. forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl

- cyclic petals

- cyclic flowers

Similar word(s): verticillate, verticillated, whorled

3. of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure

Similar word(s): bicyclic, heterocyclic, homocyclic, isocyclic

4. recurring in cycles

Similar word(s): alternate, alternating, circular, orbitual, rotary, cyclical

5. marked by repeated cycles

Similar word(s): periodic, periodical

Sentences with cyclic as an adjective:

- The weather had a cyclic pattern of rain and sun.

- Benzene and cyclohexane are both cyclic compounds.