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Relating to or generating heat or calories.

[French calorifique, from Latin calōrificus : calor, heat; see kelə- in Indo-European roots + -ficus, -fic.]


(General Physics) of, concerning, or generating heat
ˌcaloˈrifically adv


(ˌkæl əˈrɪf ɪk)

pertaining to conversion into heat.
[1675–85; < Late Latin calōrificus causing warmth, warming]
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Adj.1.calorific - heat-generating; "the calorific properties of fuels"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"
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A. ADJcalorífico
B. CPD calorific value N (Phys) → valor m calorífico


[ˌkæləˈrɪfɪk] adj [value] → calorifique




[ˌkæləˈrɪfɪk] adj calorific value (Phys) → valore m calorico


(ˈkӕləri) noun
(abbreviated to cal when written).
1. a unit of heat.
2. a unit of energy given by food. My diet allows me 1,200 calories per day.
ˌcaloˈrific adjective
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