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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calefaction, incalescencenoun

    the property of being warming

Wiktionary

  1. calefactionnoun

    The act of warming or heating.

  2. calefactionnoun

    The state or condition of being heated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calefactionnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. calefactio: cf. F. calfaction.]

  2. Calefactionnoun

    the state of being heated

    Etymology: [L. calefactio: cf. F. calfaction.]

Freebase

  1. Calefaction

    Calefaction comes from the Latin calor meaning "heated", and facere "to make." Generally, that is what the term means: to heat, or make heated. In the modern sciences, the term calefaction shows up occasionally in relation to the fields of cryogenics, geology, mineralogy, inorganic chemistry, material sciences, and both scientifically and commercially in the study and process of sintering. One example of the usage of the term is given by the French chemist and pharmacologist Pierre H. Boutigny, who became known for his "calefaction experiments," where he studied and expanded our understanding of what is known as the Leidenfrost Phenomenon, which appropriately describes the effect of a liquid on a heated interface above and near the liquids boiling point. The term calefaction has also been used in the manufacturing of steam engines and steam cars. Two examples of this are the Serpollet generator and the Paul Jacquot engine.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Calefaction

    kal-e-fak′shun, adj. act of heating: state of being heated.—adj. Calefā′cient, warming.—n. anything that warms: a blister or superficial stimulant.—adj. Calefac′tive, communicating heat.—n. Calefac′tor, a small stove.—adj. Calefac′tory, warming.—n. a room in which monks warmed themselves: a warming-pan, a pome.—v.t. and v.i. Cal′efy, to grow warm: to make warm.—n. Cales′cence, increasing warmth. [L.,—calēre, to grow hot, facĕre, to make.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calefaction in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calefaction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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