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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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