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.
a hypothetical fluid whose presence in matter was thought to determine its thermal state.
- ca·lor·i·cal·ly, adverb
- cal·o·ric·i·ty [kal-uh-ris-i-tee], /ˌkæl əˈrɪs ɪ ti/, noun
- non·ca·lor·ic, adjective
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How to use caloric in a sentence
Exact caloric demands depend on the type of trauma and your position in the chain of healing events, but the bottom line is that your body is under stress, and your energy needs likely increased at the onset of injury.
Coming up with a numberThe estimated daily caloric intake needs for an adult woman of 126 pounds range from 1,600 to 2,400 calories per day.Some people can eat anything and not gain a pound. How metabolism affects the calories you burn each day. | Terezie Tolar-Peterson | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
High prices rocked delicate political balances in Syria, Morocco and Egypt, where about 40% of daily caloric intake is from bread.The Big Thaw: How Russia Could Dominate a Warming World | by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Sergey Ponomarev | December 16, 2020 | ProPublica
In fact, because fat loss depends on an overall caloric deficit, exercise alone won’t necessarily drive results.Some trainers tout HIIT as the best way to burn belly fat. Here’s what science says. | Pam Moore | December 15, 2020 | Washington Post
Artificial sweeteners were riding high in the 1960s as Americans wanted to enjoy their sweets without paying the caloric price.The Rise And Fall Of Tab – After Surviving The Sweetener Scares, The Iconic Diet Soda Gets Canned | LGBTQ-Editor | November 29, 2020 | No Straight News
And pine nuts are 30 times more caloric than false truffles.
caloric restriction has also been shown to have an effect on thyroid hormones, specifically T3.When Is It OK to Cheat? The Pros and Cons of Cheat Days | DailyBurn | July 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It also is home to the Heartattack Grill, an ode to caloric overload where ‘350 lbs and over eats free’.A Tech Millionaire Bets on the Urban Revival of Downtown Las Vegas | Sarah Kunst | January 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A true measure of caloric burn requires a heart rate monitor (missing from most trackers).
The caloric and fat content of an ounce or two of toppings can easily top that of the fro-yo base.Frozen-Yogurt Shops Are Everywhere, but We Are Nowhere Near Saturation | Daniel Gross | July 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The large content of fat contributes to its high caloric value, so that it is regularly included in sledging diets.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
But in May its powerful enemy, caloric, made a decided attack upon the empire, and dealt hoary Winter a stunning blow.Hudson Bay | R.M. Ballantyne
Because friction generates caloric, which volatises the oleaginous particles of the stearine matter.Adventures and Enthusiasms | E. V. Lucas
A few years hence we shall hear of the 'wonders of caloric' instead of the 'wonders of steam.'Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 445 | Various
The caloric that penetrates a living body produces dilatation there; that is to say, universal movement.Mysterious Psychic Forces | Camille Flammarion
British Dictionary definitions for caloric
of or concerned with heat or calories
obsolete a hypothetical elastic fluid formerly postulated as the embodiment of heat
- caloricity (ˌkæləˈrɪsɪtɪ), noun
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