- Archaic. a hypothetical fluid whose presence in matter was thought to determine its thermal state.
Origin of caloric
Examples from the Web for caloric
Caloric restriction has also been shown to have an effect on thyroid hormones, specifically T3.When Is It OK to Cheat? The Pros and Cons of Cheat Days
July 14, 2014
It also is home to the Heartattack Grill, an ode to caloric overload where ‘350 lbs and over eats free’.A Tech Millionaire Bets on the Urban Revival of Downtown Las Vegas
January 16, 2014
A true measure of caloric burn requires a heart rate monitor (missing from most trackers).How to Better Use Your Data
January 8, 2014
The caloric and fat content of an ounce or two of toppings can easily top that of the fro-yo base.Frozen-Yogurt Shops Are Everywhere, but We Are Nowhere Near Saturation
July 19, 2013
The women who reduced their caloric intake weighed an average of four pounds less than they did at the beginning of the trial.No Proof Paula Deen’s High-Fat Southern Cooking Caused Her Diabetes
January 18, 2012
When I saw you on board the Caloric, my heart went down into my boots.
They sail, I understand, on the Caloric, which leaves in a week.
There was one man on board the Caloric to whom Wentworth had taken an extreme dislike.
Why is it necessary to consider the caloric value of a ration?Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value
It was clear that the action of the caloric had been imperfect or unequal.The Short-story
William Patterson Atkinson
- of or concerned with heat or calories
- obsolete a hypothetical elastic fluid formerly postulated as the embodiment of heat
Word Origin and History for caloric
hypothetical fluid in a now-discarded model of heat exchange, 1792, from French calorique, coined in this sense by Lavoisier, from Latin calorem "heat" (nominative calor; see calorie). The adjective is recorded from 1865.
- Of or relating to calories.
- Of or relating to heat.