Ca*lor"ic (?), n. [L. calor heat; cf. F. calorique.] Physics

The principle of heat, or the agent to which the phenomena of heat and combustion were formerly ascribed; -- not now used in scientific nomenclature, but sometimes used as a general term for heat.

Caloric expands all bodies. Henry.


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Ca*lor"ic, a.

Of or pertaining to caloric.

Caloric engine, a kind of engine operated air.


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