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caloric

[kuh-lawr-ik, -lor-]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to calories: the caloric content of food.
  2. of or relating to heat.
  3. (of engines) driven by heat.
  4. high in calories: a caloric meal.
noun
  1. heat.
  2. Archaic. a hypothetical fluid whose presence in matter was thought to determine its thermal state.

Origin of caloric

1785–95; < French calorique, equivalent to calor- (< Latin calor heat) + -ique -ic
Related formsca·lor·i·cal·ly, adverbcal·o·ric·i·ty [kal-uh-ris-i-tee] /ˌkæl əˈrɪs ɪ ti/, nounnon·ca·lor·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for calorically

caloric

adjective
  1. of or concerned with heat or calories
noun
  1. obsolete a hypothetical elastic fluid formerly postulated as the embodiment of heat
Derived Formscaloricity (ˌkæləˈrɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Word Origin and History for calorically

caloric

n.

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.

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calorically in Medicine

Bárány's caloric test

([object Object])
n.
  1. A test for assessing vestibular function in which the ear is irrigated with either hot or cold water, normally stimulating the vestibular apparatus, resulting in nystagmus; a lack of nystagmus indicates impaired vestibular functioning.
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