cal·​o·​rim·​e·​ter | \ˌka-lə-ˈri-mə-tər \

Definition of calorimeter 

: an apparatus for measuring quantities of absorbed or emitted heat or for determining specific heats

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calorimetric \ ˌka-​lə-​rə-​ˈme-​trik ; kə-​ˌlȯr-​ə-​ \ adjective
calorimetrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb
calorimetry \ ˌka-​lə-​ˈri-​mə-​trē \ noun

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After a night of fasting, participants entered the calorimeter promptly at 8:00am, and until 8:00am the following day they weren’t allowed to leave or exercise. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "Will Cutting Calories Make You Live Longer?," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of calorimeter

1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calorimeter

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin calor

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cal·​o·​rim·​e·​ter | \ˌkal-ə-ˈrim-ət-ər \

Medical Definition of calorimeter 

: any of several apparatuses for measuring quantities of absorbed or evolved heat or for determining specific heats — see bomb calorimeter, oxycalorimeter

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calorimetric \ ˌkal-​ə-​rə-​ˈme-​trik; kə-​ˌlȯr-​ə-​, -​ˌlōr-​, -​ˌlär-​ \ adjective
calorimetrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb
calorimetry \ ˌkal-​ə-​ˈrim-​ə-​trē \ noun plural calorimetries

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