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calefaction

[ kal-uh-fak-shuhn ]
/ ˌkæl əˈfæk ʃən /
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noun
the act of heating.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM calefaction

cal·e·fac·tive, adjective
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