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caloric

[kuh-lawr-ik, -lor-] /kəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to calories:
the caloric content of food.
2.
of or pertaining to heat.
3.
(of engines) driven by heat.
4.
high in calories:
a caloric meal.
noun
5.
heat.
6.
Archaic. a hypothetical fluid whose presence in matter was thought to determine its thermal state.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < French calorique, equivalent to calor- (< Latin calor heat) + -ique -ic
Related forms
calorically, adverb
caloricity
[kal-uh-ris-i-tee] /ˌkæl əˈrɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
noncaloric, adjective
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  • The only proven way to slow down aging in mammals is caloric restrictions.
  • Salads can also lower caloric intake, and get us closer to the recommended daily intake of fruits and veggies.
  • Fat would have been a treat, high in caloric density, but comparatively rare.
  • Using bread and jam became an easy way to prepare food quickly with high caloric value.
  • Yogurt carries the same caloric count as the milk of which it's produced.
  • Given his legendary caloric intake, it's no surprise that his memory has been honored by cookbooks.
  • Flabbiness caused by physical inactivity rather than caloric excess.
  • Restaurants know that consumers have no effective way of comparing the caloric content of meals.
British Dictionary definitions for caloric

caloric

/kəˈlɒrɪk; ˈkælərɪk/
adjective
1.
of or concerned with heat or calories
noun
2.
(obsolete) a hypothetical elastic fluid formerly postulated as the embodiment of heat
Derived Forms
caloricity (ˌkæləˈrɪsɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for caloric
n.

hypothetical fluid in a now-discarded model of heat exchange, 1792, from French calorique, coined in this sense by Lavoisier, from Latin calorem "heat" (nominative calor; see calorie). The adjective is recorded from 1865.

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caloric in Medicine

caloric ca·lor·ic (kə-lôr'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to calories.

  2. Of or relating to heat.

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