caloric

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French calorique, coined by French chemist Antoine Lavoisier, from Latin calor (heat).

Adjective[edit]

caloric (comparative more caloric, superlative most caloric)

  1. (US, UK rare) relating to calories
    Caloric intake
  2. (US, UK rare) containing calories
    Milk is a caloric beverage.
  3. (US, UK rare) high in calories
    A dry, caloric food
  4. (US, UK rare) relating to or producing heat or other energy

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Noun[edit]

caloric (uncountable)

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  1. (obsolete) the hypothetical medium of heat
    • Henry
      Caloric expands all bodies.

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