Pronunciation: (ku-lôr'ik, -lor'-), [key]
1. of or pertaining to calories: the caloric content of food.
2. of or pertaining to heat.
3. (of engines) driven by heat.
4. high in calories: a caloric meal.
2. Archaic.a hypothetical fluid whose presence in matter was thought to determine its thermal state.
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