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calorifacient

[kuh-lawr-uh-fey-shuh nt, -lor-, kal-er-uh-]
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adjective
  1. (of foods) producing heat.
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Origin of calorifacient

First recorded in 1850–55; calori- + -facient
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Examples from the Web for calorifacient

Historical Examples

  • Thus the nitrogenous compounds are called the nutritive, and the starchy materials the calorifacient elements of the food.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

  • Thus Alcohol may be regarded as one of the calorifacient articles of food.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland