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calefaction

[kal-uh-fak-shuh n] /ˌkæl əˈfæk ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of heating.
2.
a heated state.
Origin of calefaction
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin calefactiōn- (stem of calefactiō) a making warm, equivalent to cale- warm (stem of calēre to be warm) + factiōn- a making; see faction1
Related forms
calefactive, adjective
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