[ kal-uh-fak-shuh n ]
/ ˌkæl əˈfæk ʃən /
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 calefactioncal·e·fac·tive, adjective
Words nearby calefaction
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Example sentences from the Web for calefaction
Calefaction, kal-e-fak′shun, adj. act of heating: state of being heated.