calefaction

[ kal-uh-fak-shuh n ]
/ ˌkæl əˈfæk ʃən /

noun

the act of heating.
a heated state.

QUIZZES

How Hip Is Your Lingo? Take Our Slang Quiz!
If you aren’t already skilled in slang, then this quiz can get you up to speed in no time!
Question 1 of 11
OK Boomer can be perceived as pejorative, but it is mostly considered to be _____

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

OTHER WORDS FROM calefaction

cal·e·fac·tive, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for calefaction