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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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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. Heat is but the motion of atoms, a simple oscillation of the particles of a body.
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.
It was clear that the action of the caloric had been imperfect or unequal.
Assessment of patient weight, caloric needs, and fluid balance are all important parts of the ongoing assessment.
It produces roughly 23 percent of the combined worldwide caloric production of corn, wheat, rice, and soybeans.
More than half of all foods in the study had a caloric density greater than the AAFCO maximum caloric density for light diets.
Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of horseback riding on the heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), rating of perceived exertion (RPE), and caloric expenditure of normal healthy children.
Considering that further studies are required to test the effect of ethanol consumption on periodontitis development, this study aimed at morphometrically evaluating the influence of variable caloric values of ethanol consumption on alveolar bone loss associated with ligature-induced periodontitis in male rats.
"We have been able to show that caloric restriction can slow the aging process in a primate species," said Richard Weindruch, a professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin and an author of the research.
A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found no scientific evidence to support the hypothesis that high fructose corn syrup (ICS) contributes more (or less) to obesity in the United States or globally than other caloric sweeteners, namely sugar.
In analyzing the brains of the sweet-blind mice, the researchers found that the animals' reward circuitry was switched on by caloric intake, independent of the ability to taste.