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calorificient (comparative more calorificient, superlative most calorificient)

  1. (physiology, dated) Having or relating to the power of producing heat; applied to foods which, being rich in carbon, as the fats, are supposed to give rise to heat in the animal body by oxidation.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for calorificient in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)