Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or generating heat or calories.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of producing heat; causing heat; heating; calorifacient.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Possessing the quality of producing heat; heating.
  • adjective the invisible, heating rays which emanate from the sun, and from burning and heated bodies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective UK Relating to calories.
  • adjective UK, physics Relating to or producing heat or other energy.

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

  • adjective heat-generating

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French calorifique, from Latin calōrificus : calor, heat; see kelə- in Indo-European roots + -ficus, -fic.]

Examples

  • Beware these books are very high in calorific value, the food is so effectively tossed, drizzled and served throughout the book you really do have to go off and find a bowl of pasta with a nice sauce, dash of balsamic, few pine nuts, throw on some olives, grating of parmesan ... quite often.

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  • Beware these books are very high in calorific value, the food is so effectively tossed, drizzled and served throughout the book you really do have to go off and find a bowl of pasta with a nice sauce, dash of balsamic, few pine nuts, throw on some olives, grating of parmesan ... quite often.

    Endsleigh Whodunnit

  • Beware these books are very high in calorific value, the food is so effectively tossed, drizzled and served throughout the book you really do have to go off and find a bowl of pasta with a nice sauce, dash of balsamic, few pine nuts, throw on some olives, grating of parmesan ... quite often.

    Endsleigh Whodunnit

  • This definite amount of heat per pound liberated by perfect combustion is termed the calorific value of that substance.

    Steam, Its Generation and Use

  • (The bubble tea is great, but too calorific to make it a weekly habit.)

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  • Mr. Vulis said that ENRC already uses about a million tons of Shubarkol's high calorific coal to produce aluminum, iron ore and ferrochrome.

    ENRC Offers to Buy Kazakh Coal Miner

  • Another argument in favor of the size threshold is that large chains tend to engage in much more pre-preparation and fakery, resulting in deeply surprising calorie counts (like the example of the salad that is more calorific than the burger, etc.) — smaller chains and sole establishments tend to use actual, you know, food.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » New Health Care Law Regulates Restaurant Menus, Drive-Through Signs of Restaurant Chains

  • "You can still cook great things that are calorific, but you just need to intro it with kind of — Look, this is a special occasion, or this is for the holidays, or whatever."

    Celebrity chefs lead the charge for healthier food

  • He said that the company's imported coal requirement up to 2015 is around 25 tons of varying calorific from 4,800 kcal/kilogram to 6,400 kcal/kg.

    Essar Eyeing Two Coal-Bed Methane Blocks in Indonesia

  • The company said its reserves in Colombia have high calorific value, low sulfur and low ash.

    Itochu Buys Stake in Colombian Coal Operation

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