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Definition of "calefacient" []

  • Having heating or warming effects (adjective)
  • A medical agent or substance which produces a feeling of warmth when applied to the body. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "calefacient" in a sentence
  • "The animal experimented upon to be supplied daily with a weighed quantity of food, the composition and calefacient value of which had been accurately determined."
  • "The gases, vapors, and liquid and solid egesta thrown off from its body to be collected, analysed, and the calefacient [15] value of the combustible portion of them to be determined."
  • "These figures show the relative calefacient, or heat-producing powers of the different foods named _outside_ the body; but there is some doubt as to their having the same relative values when burned _within_ the body."
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