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calefaction

[kal-uh-fak-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act of heating.
  2. a heated state.
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Origin of calefaction

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 formscal·e·fac·tive, adjective
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Related Words for calefaction

heat, cold, climate, condition, warmth, fever, febricity, pyrexia, calefaction, degrees, torridity, fervor, sultriness, incandescence, warmness, hotness, swelter

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Historical Examples of calefaction

  • Calefaction, kal-e-fak′shun, adj. act of heating: state of being heated.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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