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caloric

[ kuh-lawr-ik, -lor- ]
/ kəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr- /
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adjective

of or relating to calories: the caloric content of food.
of or relating to heat.
(of engines) driven by heat.
high in calories: a caloric meal.

noun

Archaic. heat.
a hypothetical fluid whose presence in matter was thought to determine its thermal state.

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Origin of caloric

First recorded in 1785–95; from French calorique, equivalent to calor- (from Latin calor “heat”) + -ique adjective-forming suffix; see -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM caloric

ca·lor·i·cal·ly, adverbcal·o·ric·i·ty [kal-uh-ris-i-tee], /ˌkæl əˈrɪs ɪ ti/, nounnon·ca·lor·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for caloric

caloric
/ (kəˈlɒrɪk, ˈkælərɪk) /

adjective

of or concerned with heat or calories

noun

obsolete a hypothetical elastic fluid formerly postulated as the embodiment of heat

Derived forms of caloric

caloricity (ˌkæləˈrɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for caloric

caloric
[ kə-lôrĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to calories.
Of or relating to heat.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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