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Definition of "calorific" [cal•o•rif•ic]

  • Relating to or generating heat or calories. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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