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caloric

noun ca·lo·ric \ kə-ˈlȯr-ik \

Definition of caloric

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

Origin and Etymology of caloric

French calorique, from Latin calor


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caloric

adjective

Definition of caloric

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

calorically

play \kə-ˈlȯr-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of caloric

1865


Medical Dictionary

caloric

adjective ca·lo·ric \ kə-ˈlȯr-ik, -ˈlōr-, -ˈlär-; ˈkal-ə-rik \

medical Definition of caloric

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

calorically

play \kə-ˈlȯr-i-k(ə-)lē, -ˈlōr-, -ˈlär-\ adverb


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