caloric


1ca·lo·ric

noun \kə-ˈlr-ik\

Definition of CALORIC

1
:  a supposed form of matter formerly held responsible for the phenomena of heat and combustion
2
archaic :  heat

Origin of CALORIC

French calorique, from Latin calor
First Known Use: 1792

2caloric

adjective

Definition of CALORIC

1
:  of or relating to heat
2
:  of, relating to, or containing calories
ca·lo·ri·cal·ly \kə-ˈlr-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of CALORIC

circa 1828

ca·lo·ric

adjective \kə-ˈlr-ik, -ˈlōr-, -ˈlär-; ˈkal-ə-rik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CALORIC

1
: of or relating to heat
2
: of or relating to calories
ca·lo·ri·cal·ly \kə-ˈlr-i-k(ə-)lē, -ˈlōr-, -ˈlär-\ adverb

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