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  • (US), (UK rare) relating to calories
  • (US), (UK rare) relating to or producing heat or other energy
  • (Obsolete) the hypothetical medium of heat
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

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.

Ca*lor"ic, a. Of or pertaining to caloric.

Caloric engine, a kind of engine operated by heated air.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Caloric, the name given by physicists to the presumed subtle element which causes heat.
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