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- adj. Alternative form of calorificient.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See calorificient.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Heat-producing. Also calorificient, calorifiant, and calorifient.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. producing heat; usually used of foods
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Now starch is the great element, in all farinaceous articles, which is adapted to supply us with calorifacient food.
The division of food into azotized and non-azotized is no doubt important, but the attempt to show that the first only is plastic or nutritive, while the second is simply calorifacient, or heat-producing, fails entirely in the face of the facts revealed by the study of man in different climates, and of numerous experiments in the feeding of animals.