calorific

[ kal-uh-rif-ik ]
/ ˌkæl əˈrɪf ɪk /

adjective

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 forms

cal·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 Forms

calorifically, adverb
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