calorific

adjective

cal·​o·​rif·​ic ˌka-lə-ˈri-fik How to pronounce calorific (audio)
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: of or relating to heat production

Examples of calorific in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Warnings have tended to come from companies that make highly calorific products like fast food, snacks, and desserts. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 8 Feb. 2024 Chick-fil-A's spicy deluxe sandwich is the restaurant's most calorific offering at just 550 calories. Malak Silmi, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Sep. 2021 Known for being dense and calorific, mooncakes are typically filled with lotus seed or red bean paste and a salted egg yolk symbolizing the moon. Washington Post, 21 Aug. 2019 China has plenty of low-quality coal at home, but needs to blend that with cleaner, more calorific coal from abroad to hit pollution targets. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, 19 Sep. 2018 Unsurprisingly, more calorific diets went along with bigger brains. Cathleen O'Grady, Ars Technica, 23 Aug. 2018 Lollapalooza can be broken down and described by its three main elements: good music, delicious calorific food and, of course, flower crowns. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, 26 July 2017 In the early 1900s, the eponymous Alfredo di Lielo needed a calorific meal to feed his pregnant wife. Erin Florio, CNT, 3 Oct. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1654, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of calorific was in 1654

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Cite this Entry

“Calorific.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calorific. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

calorific

adjective
cal·​o·​rif·​ic ˌkal-ə-ˈrif-ik How to pronounce calorific (audio)

Medical Definition

calorific

adjective
cal·​o·​rif·​ic ˌkal-ə-ˈrif-ik How to pronounce calorific (audio)
1
2
: of or relating to the production of heat

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