pertaining to conversion into heat.

Origin of calorific

1675–85; < Late Latin calōrificus causing warmth, warming, equivalent to calōri- (stem of calor heat) + -ficus -fic
Related formscal·o·rif·i·cal·ly, adverbun·cal·o·rif·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for calorific

Contemporary Examples of calorific

  • From Peeps to Cadbury eggs, The Daily Beast ranks the 25 most calorific candies.

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    Most Fattening Easter Candy

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Historical Examples of calorific

British Dictionary definitions for calorific



of, concerning, or generating heat
Derived Formscalorifically, adverb
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