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