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Meaning of caloric

ca•lor•ic

Pronunciation: (ku-lôr'ik, -lor'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to calories: the caloric content of food.
  2. of or pertaining to heat.
  3. (of engines) driven by heat.
  4. high in calories: a caloric meal.
—n.
  1. heat.
  2. a hypothetical fluid whose presence in matter was thought to determine its thermal state.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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