Definitions

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  • n. The act of warming or heating.
  • n. The state or condition of being heated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of warming or heating; the production of heat in a body by the action of fire, or by communication of heat from other bodies.
  • n. The state of being heated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or operation of warming or heating; the production of heat in a body by the action of fire, or by the communication of heat from other bodies.
  • n. The state of being heated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of being warming

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Examples

  • Charleton appeals to the explanation of such phenomena as rarefaction and condensation, the differences in "degrees of Gravity" of bodies, and the numerous ways in which bodies can interpenetrate at the micro-level in terms of solubility, absorption, calefaction, and diverse chemical reactions.

    Newton's Views on Space, Time, and Motion

  • “I await your response, youth,” said the second of the Priests, “or else your calefaction.”

    Hokas Pokas

  • "I await your response, youth," said the second of the Priests, "or else your calefaction."

    Hokas Pokas

  • For, though fire by heating, both liquefies and rarefies, there are not two powers in fire, one of liquefaction, the other of rarefaction: and fire produces all such actions by its own power of calefaction.

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • When the ingenious musician withdrew the bull's horn from his mouth, and paused after his labours in a state of extreme calefaction, murmurs of applause ran all round the room.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 342, April, 1844

  • They have their cold days, but only now and then, and they do not deem it worth their while to provide against them: the science of calefaction is reserved for the north.

    Life of Father Hecker

  • They have, indeed, bleak and piercing blasts; they have chill and pouring rain, but only now and then, for a day or a week; they bear the inconvenience as they best may, but they have not made it an art to repel it; it is not worth their while; the science of calefaction and ventilation is reserved for the north.

    The Idea of a University Defined and Illustrated: In Nine Discourses Delivered to the Catholics of Dublin

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  • (mature female) to inhuman (hotwaterjar) calefaction, the stimulation of matutinal contact, the economy of mangling done on the premises in the case of trousers accurately folded and placed lengthwise between the spring mattress (striped) and the woollen mattress (biscuit section).

    Ulysses

  • The Anglican Church, where you can’t get no calefaction:

    2009 July « Anglican Samizdat

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