caloricity

caloric

[kuh-lawr-ik, -lor-]
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.
6.
Archaic. a hypothetical fluid whose presence in matter was thought to determine its thermal state.

Origin:
1785–95; < French calorique, equivalent to calor- (< Latin calor heat) + -ique -ic

calorically, adverb
caloricity [kal-uh-ris-i-tee] , noun
noncaloric, adjective
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caloric (kəˈlɒrɪk, ˈkælərɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or concerned with heat or calories
 
n
2.  obsolete a hypothetical elastic fluid formerly postulated as the embodiment of heat
 
caloricity
 
n

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caloric
hypothetical fluid in a now-discarded model of heat exchange, 1792, from Fr. calorique, coined in this sense by Lavoisier, from L. calorem "heat" (nom. calor; see calorie). The adj. is recorded from 1865.
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caloric ca·lor·ic (kə-lôr'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to calories.

  2. Of or relating to heat.

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