caloric definition by Webster's New World
- an imagined substance to which the phenomena of burning and oxidation were formerly attributed
- Archaic heat
Origin: French calorique ; from Classical Latin calor: see calorie
- of heat
- of or pertaining to calories
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- calorically adverb
caloric definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Of or relating to heat: the caloric effect of sunlight.
- Of or relating to calories: the caloric content of foods.
A hypothetically indestructible, uncreatable, highly elastic, self-repellent, all-pervading fluid formerly thought responsible for the production, possession, and transfer of heat.
Origin: French calorique, from Latin calor, heat; see kelə-1 in Indo-European roots.
- ca·lorˈi·cal·ly adverb
caloric - Medical Definition
- Of or relating to calories.
- Of or relating to heat.