calorific

play
adjective cal·o·rif·ic \ˌka-lə-ˈri-fik\

Definition of calorific

  1. 1 :  caloric

  2. 2 :  of or relating to heat production

Origin and Etymology of calorific

French or Latin; French calorifique, from Latin calorificus, from calor


First Known Use: 1686


Medical Dictionary

calorific

play
adjective cal·o·rif·ic \ˌkal-ə-ˈrif-ik\

Medical Definition of calorific

  1. 1:  caloric

  2. 2:  of or relating to the production of heat

Learn More about calorific


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up calorific? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!