kilocalorie

noun
ki·lo·cal·o·rie | \ ˈkē-lə-ˌka-lə-rē , -ˌkal-rē , ˈki-lə- \

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By 2050 that number could go as high as 850 kilocalories, the researchers predict. Prachi Patel, Scientific American, "The First Comprehensive Look at Global Food Waste Is as Bad as You'd Expect," 1 Aug. 2016 Super Faiths claims that the final, odorless product becomes less than 1/3 the weight and bulk of the original diapers and contains 5,000 kilocalories of heat per kilogram. Fox News, "Turning Used Diapers Into Energy," 6 May 2010

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1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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kilocalorie

noun
ki·lo·cal·o·rie | \ -ˌkal-(ə-)rē \

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