calefaction

calefaction

[kal-uh-fak-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of heating.
2.
a heated state.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin calefactiōn- (stem of calefactiō) a making warm, equivalent to cale- warm (stem of calēre to be warm) + factiōn- a making; see faction

calefactive, adjective
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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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