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chauffer

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Compare French chauffoir a kind of stove, from chauffer to heat. See chafe.

NounEdit

chauffer (plural chauffers)

  1. (chemistry) A table stove or small furnace, usually a cylindrical box of sheet iron, with a grate at the bottom, and an open top.

Etymology 2Edit

Misspelling of chauffeur

NounEdit

chauffer (plural chauffers)

  1. Misspelling of chauffeur.

VerbEdit

chauffer (third-person singular simple present chauffers, present participle chauffering, simple past and past participle chauffered)

  1. Misspelling of chauffeur.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French chauffer, from Old French chauffer, chaufer, from Latin calefacere, present active infinitive of calefaciō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

chauffer

  1. to heat, to warm, to warm up

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Old FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

chauffer

  1. alternative form of chaufer

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ff, *-ffs, *-fft are modified to f, s, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.