- an imagined substance to which the phenomena of burning and oxidation were formerly attributed
- Archaic heat
Origin of caloricFrench calorique ; from Classical Latin calor: see calorie
- of heat
- of or pertaining to calories
- Of or relating to heat: the caloric effect of sunlight.
- Of or relating to calories: the caloric content of foods.
Origin of caloricFrench calorique, from Latin calor, heat; see kel&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more caloric, superlative most caloric)