[[t]kəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-[/t]] adj.
1) of or pertaining to calories
2) thr of or pertaining to heat
3) high in calories:
a caloric meal[/ex]
4) thr heat
5) a hypothetical fluid whose presence in matter was once thought to determine its thermal state
Etymology: 1785–95; < F calorique < L calor heat + F -ique -ic ca•lor′i•cal•ly, adv. cal•o•ric•i•ty ˌkæl əˈrɪs ɪ ti n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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