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ca·lor·ic

 (kə-lôr′ĭk, -lŏr′-)
adj.
1. Of or relating to heat: the caloric effect of sunlight.
2. Of or relating to calories: the caloric content of foods.
n.
A hypothetically indestructible, uncreatable, highly elastic, self-repellent, all-pervading fluid formerly thought responsible for the production, possession, and transfer of heat.

[French calorique, from Latin calor, heat; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

ca·lor′i·cal·ly adv.

caloric

(kəˈlɒrɪk; ˈkælərɪk)
adj
(General Physics) of or concerned with heat or calories
n
(General Physics) obsolete a hypothetical elastic fluid formerly postulated as the embodiment of heat
caloricity n

ca•lor•ic

(kəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to calories.
2. of or pertaining to heat.
3. high in calories: a caloric meal.
n.
4. heat.
5. a hypothetical fluid whose presence in matter was once thought to determine its thermal state.
[1785–95; < French calorique < Latin calor heat + French -ique -ic]
ca•lor′i•cal•ly, adv.
cal•o•ric•i•ty (ˌkæl əˈrɪs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.caloric - relating to or associated with heat; "thermal movements of molecules"; "thermal capacity"; "thermic energy"; "the caloric effect of sunlight"
2.caloric - of or relating to calories in food; "comparison of foods on a caloric basis"; "the caloric content of foods"
Translations

caloric

[ˌkəˈlɒrɪk]
A. ADJcalórico, térmico
B. CPD caloric energy Nenergía f calórica or térmica

caloric

ca·lor·ic

n. calórico-a, rel. al calor o las calorías;
___ intakeingestión ___;
___ methodmétodo ___.
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It was clear that the action of the caloric had been imperfect or unequal.
If I were a natural philosopher, I would tell him that if less of caloric were set in motion upon the planets which are nearest to the sun, and more, on the contrary, upon those which are farthest removed from it, this simple fact would alone suffice to equalize the heat, and to render the temperature of those worlds supportable by beings organized like ourselves.
And a true one, my worthy friend; for it explains every phenomenon of caloric.
At any rate you're much more comfortable travellers, for I see every one of you with his rug or plaid, and other dodges for preserving the caloric, and most of you going in, those fuzzy, dusty, padded first-class carriages.
Total caloric intake was found to be a marginally significant effect modifier of the association between lead exposure and blood lead (p = 0.
If the weight gain is less than about 1% of an athlete's bodyweight per week and is the result of a demanding strength-training program in conjunction with a moderate caloric increase, the weight increase will likely be due to the increase in lean-body mass rather than of body fat.
As part of its strategy to fight the obesity epidemic in the United States, the FDA is urging drinks producers to include more realistic caloric intake listings on the labels of their brands.
This is best achieved primarily--whatever the current fad in dieting may say--by lowering the amount of fat one takes in, both for the overall health benefits of fat-intake reduction and to reduce caloric intake (for fat is much more calorie-dense than is protein or carbohydrate).
These results are consistent with results for total caloric in takes.
We are able to show that caloric restriction slows down aging by preventing an enzyme, peroxiredoxin, from being inactivated.
The scientists wonder if humans on caloric restriction show the same benefits as animals, given many differences in genetics and the important role of lifestyle in human health.
Unless an examiner uses air-caloric irrigation or a closed-loop system, he or she will be unable to assess caloric activity in an ear that has a tympanic membrane defect.