calefacient

calefacient

[kal-uh-fey-shuhnt]
noun
1.
Medicine/Medical. a substance, as mustard, that produces a sensation of heat when applied to the body.
adjective
2.
heating; warming.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin calefacient- (stem of calefaciēns, present participle of calefacere to make warm), equivalent to cale- warm (stem of calēre to be warm) + -facient- -facient

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calefacient (ˌkælɪˈfeɪʃənt)
 
adj
1.  causing warmth
 
n
2.  obsolete med an agent that warms, such as a mustard plaster
 
[C17: from Latin calefaciēns, from calefacere to heat]
 
calefaction
 
n

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calefacient cal·e·fa·cient (kāl'ə-fā'shənt)
adj.
Causing a sense of warmth. n.
An agent that produces a sense of warmth in the part to which it is applied.

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