Definitions for calefactory

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calefactory, calefactive(adj)

    serving to heat

    "a heating pad is calefactory"


  1. calefactory(Noun)

    A room in a monastery that was kept warm and used as a sitting room

  2. calefactory(Noun)

    A warming pan, or similar device used by a priest to warm his hands

  3. calefactory(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Calefactory(adj)

    making hot; producing or communicating heat

  2. Calefactory(noun)

    an apartment in a monastery, warmed and used as a sitting room

  3. Calefactory(noun)

    a hollow sphere of metal, filled with hot water, or a chafing dish, placed on the altar in cold weather for the priest to warm his hands with

  4. Origin: [L. calefactorius.]

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