Cal`e*fac"to*ry (?), a. [L. calefactorius.]

Making hot; producing or communicating heat.


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Cal`e*fac"to*ry, n.

1. Eccl.

An apartment in a monastery, warmed and used as a sitting room.


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.


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