a. warming.
   ♦ calefaction, n.
   ♦ calefactive, a.
   ♦ calefactory, a.; n. warm room or vessel.

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  • Calefacient — Cal e*fa cient, n. A substance that excites warmth in the parts to which it is applied, as mustard. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calefacient — Cal e*fa cient, a. [L. calefaciens p. pr. of calefacere to make warm; calere to be warm + facere to make.] Making warm; heating. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calefacient — [kal΄ə fā′shənt] adj. [L calefaciens, prp. of calefacere < calere, to be warm (see CALORIE) + facere, to make, DO1] making warm; heating n. Med. a substance applied to the body to give a sensation of heat …   English World dictionary

  • calefacient — 1. Making warm or hot. 2. An agent causing a sense of warmth in the part to which it is applied. [L. calefacio, fr. caleo, to be warm, + facio, to make] * * * cal·e·fa·cient .kal ə fā shənt adj making warm calefacient n a calefacient agent * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • calefacient — /kal euh fay sheuhnt/, n. 1. Med. a substance, as mustard, that produces a sensation of heat when applied to the body. adj. 2. heating; warming. [1655 65; < L calefacient (s. of calefaciens, prp. of calefacere to make warm), equiv. to cale warm… …   Universalium

  • calefacient — n. substance which creates a feeling of warmth (Medicine) adj. creating warmth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calefacient — I. a. 1. Warming, heating. 2. Rubefacient, vesicatory, tending to blister. II. n. Rubefacient, vesicant, vesicatory …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • calefacient — cal·e·fa·cient …   English syllables

  • calefacient — /kæləˈfeɪʃənt/ (say kaluh fayshuhnt) noun 1. Medicine a substance which produces a sensation of heat when applied to the body, as mustard. –adjective 2. heating; warming. {Latin calefaciens, present participle, making hot} …  

  • calefacient — n. & adj. Med. n. a substance producing or causing a sensation of warmth. adj. of this substance. Etymology: L calefacere f. calere be warm + facere make …   Useful english dictionary

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