caloric

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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. Relating to calories.
    caloric intake
  2. Containing calories.
    Milk is a caloric beverage.
  3. Synonym of calorific (high in calories and thus likely fattening).
    a dry, caloric food
  4. Synonym of calorific (relating to or producing heat or other energy).

Usage notes[edit]

  • For the senses "relating to calories" and "relating to or producing heat", caloric is the usual spelling in the US, and calorific is the usual spelling in the UK.

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Noun[edit]

caloric (uncountable)

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