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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or generating heat or calories.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to calories.
  • adj. Relating to or producing heat or other energy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Possessing the quality of producing heat; heating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of producing heat; causing heat; heating; calorifacient.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. heat-generating

Etymologies

French calorifique, from Latin calōrificus : calor, heat; see kelə-1 in Indo-European roots + -ficus, -fic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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