caloric

noun
ca·​lo·​ric | \ kə-ˈlȯr-ik How to pronounce caloric (audio) \

Definition of caloric

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

caloric

adjective

Definition of caloric (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of or relating to heat
2 : of, relating to, or containing calories

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Adjective

calorically \ kə-​ˈlȯr-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce calorically (audio) \ adverb

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The benefits include a higher caloric expenditure, improved muscle strength, a wider range of motion at the joint and overall better body mechanics. Philly.com, "3 exercises to fight signs of aging," 3 Apr. 2018 That’s when we were suddenly flooded with readily available, highly caloric food and work began to involve sitting at a desk all day. Nestor Ramos, BostonGlobe.com, "Will my genes doom my young daughter to a weight problem?," 31 Jan. 2018 Although your days of eating cupcakes for lunch with impunity may be behind you, your caloric needs haven’t decreased. Carly Graf, Outside Online, "The Foods You Should Be Eating at Every Age," 28 June 2018 Although loaded with a prodigious quantity of protein, the Double Down actually had the same caloric content as a McDonald’s Big Mac. Tiffany Hsu, New York Times, "Meat Wrapped in Meat. Doughnut Sandwiches. Want Some of Fast Food’s Big Ideas?," 22 June 2018 The greater the discrepancy between the sweetness and actual caloric content, the greater the metabolic dysregulation. Eunice Zhang, Washington Post, "Diet drinks may seem like a good idea, but their effects may surprise you," 3 June 2018 Normal daily caloric intake needs, depending on your age, weight, activity level, and a slew of other factors, are usually 1,800 to 2,400 for the whole day. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Thanksgiving is now the most popular race day in America.," 20 Nov. 2018 Some are sold at delis; some, at stores solely dedicated to these caloric beasts. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Love Letter to The Fat Sandwich, New Jersey's Delicious (and Caloric) Claim to Fame," 1 Oct. 2018 Before fasting, there was caloric restriction, or CR. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "Not So Fast," 24 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of caloric

Noun

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for caloric

Noun

French calorique, from Latin calor

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The first known use of caloric was in 1792

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caloric

adjective
ca·​lo·​ric | \ kə-ˈlȯr-ik, -ˈlōr-, -ˈlär-; ˈkal-ə-rik How to pronounce caloric (audio) \

Medical Definition of caloric

1 : of or relating to heat
2 : of or relating to calories

Other Words from caloric

calorically \ kə-​ˈlȯr-​i-​k(ə-​)lē, -​ˈlōr-​, -​ˈlär-​ How to pronounce calorically (audio) \ adverb

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