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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.]
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(General Physics) of, concerning, or generating heat
ˌcaloˈrifically adv
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(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
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[ˌkæləˈrɪfɪk] adj [value] → calorifique
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[ˌkæləˈrɪfɪk] adj calorific value (Phys) → valore m calorico
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(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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Coal Quality and Washability test work indicating strong potential to produce a high yield, low ash, moderate to low sulfur, and high calorific value thermal coal product suitable to export to international markets.
It may not sound much but that is the calorific equivalent of a full day's extra eating every 19 days - based on a 25g bag.
Cain added that while Atomic Resources would not operate or fund the power station, the company was hoping to retain a 15% interest in the project and would supply the power station with low calorific value feedstock.
Mitgas is a regional gas distributor in Eastern Germany active mainly in the wholesale supply of high calorific gas to local energy suppliers.
She found that a woman who ate with a man chose foods with lower calorific value than a woman who ate with another woman.
The calorific value of Cup Noodle Light will be 198 kilocalories compared with 364 kilocalories for Cup Noodle.
They can also increase the calorific expenditure and strength component of CV training: try power walking on a treadmill wearing wrist weights.
It also has a higher calorific value than biodiesel and conventional petroleum diesel.
The calorific treat is a mixture of blue Stilton and double cream, with an optional almond garnish.
EUROPEAN Union (EU) research network Eureka is developing a quality control device for lignite and brown coal, measuring its purity and calorific content by measuring its natural gamma radiation.
It's very high quality coal that has high calorific values," a ministerial spokesperson told