kilocalorie

noun
ki·​lo·​cal·​o·​rie | \ ˈkē-lə-ˌka-lə-rē How to pronounce kilocalorie (audio) , -ˌkal-rē, ˈki-lə- \

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Recent Examples on the Web At the start of the show, the contestants’ mean resting metabolic rate was 2,607 +/-649 kilocalories per day. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Biggest Loser claims to take healthier approach but has same hefty flaws," 17 Dec. 2019 Based on their individual weights, the researchers estimate that the contestants were burning an average of about 500 fewer kilocalories a day than would be expected of people their size. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Biggest Loser claims to take healthier approach but has same hefty flaws," 17 Dec. 2019 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 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kilocalorie. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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kilocalorie

noun
ki·​lo·​cal·​o·​rie | \ -ˌkal-(ə-)rē How to pronounce kilocalorie (audio) \

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