calorific

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calorific (comparative more calorific, superlative most calorific)

  1. Relating to calories.
  2. (physics) Relating to or producing heat or other energy.
  3. (US, of food) High in calories and thus likely fattening.

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  • 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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