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calefacient

[kal-uh-fey-shuh nt] /ˌkæl əˈfeɪ ʃənt/
noun
1.
Medicine/Medical. a substance, as mustard, that produces a sensation of heat when applied to the body.
adjective
2.
heating; warming.
Origin
1655-1665
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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British Dictionary definitions for calefacient

calefacient

/ˌkælɪˈfeɪʃənt/
adjective
1.
causing warmth
noun
2.
(med, obsolete) an agent that warms, such as a mustard plaster
Derived Forms
calefaction (ˌkælɪˈfækʃən) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin calefaciēns, from calefacere to heat
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calefacient in Medicine

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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