calorific

adjective cal·o·rif·ic \ ˌka-lə-ˈri-fik \
|Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of calorific

1 : caloric
2 : of or relating to heat production

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Origin and Etymology of calorific

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


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calorific

adjective 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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