calefaction

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n calefaction the property of being warming
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Calefaction The act of warming or heating; the production of heat in a body by the action of fire, or by communication of heat from other bodies.
    • Calefaction The state of being heated.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n calefaction The act or operation of warming or heating; the production of heat in a body by the action of fire, or by the communication of heat from other bodies.
    • n calefaction The state of being heated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Calefaction kal-e-fak′shun act of heating: state of being heated
    • n Calefaction anything that warms: a blister or superficial stimulant
    • n Calefaction a room in which monks warmed themselves: a warming-pan, a pome
    • v.t Calefaction and v.i. Cal′efy, to grow warm: to make warm
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. calefactio,: cf. F. caléfaction,