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See also: caléfaction

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin calefactiō, calefactiōnem.

NounEdit

calefaction (countable and uncountable, plural calefactions)

  1. The act of warming or heating.
  2. The state or condition of being heated.

QuotationsEdit

  • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, episode 17:
    What advantages were possessed by an occupied, as distinct from an unoccupied bed? The removal of nocturnal solitude, the superior quality of human (mature female) to inhuman (hotwaterjar) calefaction.

ReferencesEdit

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin calefactiō, calefactiōnem.

NounEdit

calefaction f (oblique plural calefactions, nominative singular calefaction, nominative plural calefactions)

  1. calefaction (production of heat)

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