cal·​o·​rif·​ic | \ˌka-lə-ˈri-fik \

Definition of calorific 

1 : caloric

2 : of or relating to heat production

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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, "Make your own flower crown for Lollapalooza at Travelle Kitchen + Bar," 26 July 2017 In the early 1900s, the eponymous Alfredo di Lielo needed a calorific meal to feed his pregnant wife. Erin Florio, CNT, "The One Dish You Shouldn't Order in Rome," 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of calorific

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for calorific

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

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cal·​o·​rif·​ic | \ˌkal-ə-ˈrif-ik \

Medical Definition of calorific 

1 : caloric

2 : of or relating to the production of heat

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