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calorific

[ kal-uh-rif-ik ]

adjective

  1. pertaining to conversion into heat.


calorific

/ ˌkæləˈrɪfɪk /

adjective

  1. of, concerning, or generating heat


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Derived Forms

  • ˌcaloˈrifically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • calo·rifi·cal·ly adverb
  • uncal·o·rific adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of calorific1

1675–85; < Late Latin calōrificus causing warmth, warming, equivalent to calōri- (stem of calor heat) + -ficus -fic

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Example Sentences

CARROT, APPLE, AND PECAN MUFFINS Our wholesome muffins will put their rich calorific cousins to shame!

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

This has quite an appreciable content of protein and fat, both substances of high calorific value.

The calorific value of the gas should be measured either by the Witz apparatus or by means of any other calorimeter.

In what degree of latitude—pray tell us—in what degree of latitude do the rays of the sun become too calorific for white men?

Fat contains more than twice the amount of energy-yielding power or calorific value of proteids or carbohydrates.

The heat contained in a pound of coal is called the "calorific value" or "heating value" of the coal.

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