[ kuh-lawr-ik, -lor- ]
/ kəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr- /
Archaic. a hypothetical fluid whose presence in matter was thought to determine its thermal state.
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Origin of caloric
1785–95; < French calorique, equivalent to calor- (< Latin calor heat) + -ique -ic
OTHER WORDS FROM caloricca·lor·i·cal·ly, adverbcal·o·ric·i·ty [kal-uh-ris-i-tee] /ˌkæl əˈrɪs ɪ ti/, nounnon·ca·lor·ic, adjective
Words nearby caloric
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British Dictionary definitions for noncaloric
/ (kəˈlɒrɪk, ˈkælərɪk) /
of or concerned with heat or calories
obsolete a hypothetical elastic fluid formerly postulated as the embodiment of heat
Derived forms of caloriccaloricity (ˌkæləˈrɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for noncaloric (1 of 2)
[ nŏn′kə-lôr′ĭk ]
Having few or no calories.
Medical definitions for noncaloric (2 of 2)
[ kə-lôr′ĭk ]
Of or relating to calories.
Of or relating to heat.
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