caloric

[ kuh-lawr-ik, -lor- ]
/ kəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr- /

adjective

of or relating to calories: the caloric content of food.
of or relating to heat.
(of engines) driven by heat.
high in calories: a caloric meal.

noun

Archaic. a hypothetical fluid whose presence in matter was thought to determine its thermal state.

Origin of caloric

1785–95; < French calorique, equivalent to calor- (< Latin calor heat) + -ique -ic

Related forms

ca·lor·i·cal·ly, adverbcal·o·ric·i·ty [kal-uh-ris-i-tee] /ˌkæl əˈrɪs ɪ ti/, nounnon·ca·lor·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for noncaloric

caloric

/ (kəˈlɒrɪk, ˈkælərɪk) /

adjective

of or concerned with heat or calories

noun

obsolete a hypothetical elastic fluid formerly postulated as the embodiment of heat

Derived Forms

caloricity (ˌkæləˈrɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Medicine definitions for noncaloric (1 of 2)

noncaloric

[ nŏn′kə-lôrĭk ]

adj.

Having few or no calories.

Medicine definitions for noncaloric (2 of 2)

caloric

[ kə-lôrĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to calories.
Of or relating to heat.

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