American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to heat: the caloric effect of sunlight.
- adj. Of or relating to calories: the caloric content of foods.
- n. A hypothetically indestructible, uncreatable, highly elastic, self-repellent, all-pervading fluid formerly thought responsible for the production, possession, and transfer of heat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to heat or the principle of heat.
- n. The name given to a supposed subtle imponderable fluid to which the sensation and phenomena of heat were formerly attributed; hence, heat.
- adj. US, UK rare relating to calories
- adj. US, UK rare relating to or producing heat or other energy
- n. obsolete the hypothetical medium of heat
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physics) The principle of heat, or the agent to which the phenomena of heat and combustion were formerly ascribed; -- not now used in scientific nomenclature, but sometimes used as a general term for heat.
- adj. Of or pertaining to caloric.
- adj. of or relating to calories in food
- adj. relating to or associated with heat
- French calorique, from Latin calor, heat; see kelə-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This modification of heat was discovered and named by Dr. Black long before the French chemists introduced the term caloric, and we must not presume to alter it, as it is still used by much better chemists than ourselves.”
“He proposed that work was generated by the passage of caloric from a warmer to a cooler body, with caloric being conserved in the process.”
“They rap along to the latest hip-hop hits, memorizing every lyric, so the music can definitely help them gain caloric literacy.”
“So really, you probably came out ahead in caloric content intake compared to me.”
“Significant weight loss has resulted from such a drop in caloric intake.”
“Taken together, the changes in longevity parameters among all calorie-restriction groups suggest that long-term caloric restriction may extend life span.”
“That way I avoid foods that are highly caloric, which is important to me.”
“Resveratrol found effective in small doses | Think Gene:the researchers found that low doses of resveratrol mimic the effects of what is known as caloric restriction Noted here for the simple fact that the ASU kid might be interested, but I'll probably forget to tell him.”
“One, for example, something that a lot of people do is something known as caloric restriction.”
“They focus on energy density sometimes called caloric density as a key to controlling weight.”
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