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calefactory

[kal-uh-fak-tuh-ree, -fak-tree] /ˌkæl əˈfæk tə ri, -ˈfæk tri/
adjective
1.
serving to heat.
noun, plural calefactories.
2.
a heated parlor or sitting room in a monastery.
Origin
1530-1540
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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British Dictionary definitions for calefactory

calefactory

/ˌkælɪˈfæktərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
giving warmth
noun (pl) -ries
2.
a heated sitting room in a monastery
Word Origin
C16: from Latin calefactōrius, from calefactus made warm; see calefacient
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