Definition of calefaction in English:

Share this entry

calefaction

Pronunciation: /kalɪˈfakʃ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun] rare
The process of heating or warming.
Example sentences
  • Such ecological alterations as have been observed as a result of the local calefaction of the river to date appear to be relatively inconsequential.
  • It is entirely erroneous to say all calefaction is from solar rays directly.
  • The calefaction point of water is 178°, and that of alcohol 128°.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin calefactio(n-), from calefacere 'make warm' (see calefacient).

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: cale|fac¦tion

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.