calefactory

calefactory

[kal-uh-fak-tuh-ree, -fak-tree]
adjective
1.
serving to heat.
noun, plural calefactories.
2.
a heated parlor or sitting room in a monastery.

Origin:
1530–40; < Late Latin calefactōrius having a warming or heating power, equivalent to Latin calefac(ere) to make warm (see calefacient) + -tōrius -tory1

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calefactory (ˌkælɪˈfæktərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  giving warmth
 
n , -ries
2.  a heated sitting room in a monastery
 
[C16: from Latin calefactōrius, from calefactus made warm; see calefacient]

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