calorific

[ kal-uh-rif-ik ]
/ ˌkæl əˈrɪf ɪk /
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adjective

pertaining to conversion into heat.

Nearby words

  1. caloric,
  2. caloric nystagmus,
  3. caloric test,
  4. calorie,
  5. calorifacient,
  6. calorific value,
  7. calorigenic,
  8. calorimeter,
  9. calorimetry,
  10. calorize

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

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British Dictionary definitions for calorific

calorific

/ (ˌkæləˈrɪfɪk) /

adjective

of, concerning, or generating heat
Derived Formscalorifically, adverb

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