calefacient

[ kal-uh-fey-shuhnt ]

noun
  1. Medicine/Medical. a substance, as mustard, that produces a sensation of heat when applied to the body.

adjective
  1. heating; warming.

Origin of calefacient

1
1655–65; <Latin calefacient- (stem of calefaciēns, present participle of calefacere to make warm), equivalent tocale- warm (stem of calēre to be warm) + -facient- -facient

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How to use calefacient in a sentence

  • And it torments my woman-flesh with calefacient thrills fierce and goading and sweet.

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British Dictionary definitions for calefacient

calefacient

/ (ˌkælɪˈfeɪʃənt) /


adjective
  1. causing warmth

noun
  1. med obsolete an agent that warms, such as a mustard plaster

Origin of calefacient

1
C17: from Latin calefaciēns, from calefacere to heat

Derived forms of calefacient

  • calefaction (ˌkælɪˈfækʃən), noun

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