Word of the Day — Calorifacient


Wonder-50-Chili-Pepper-Static-ImageYes, calorie is the unit of measurement of energy in our food. I bet you didn’t know there was an adjective for that!

Calorifacient [kuh-lawr-uh-fey-shuhnt] (adj.):

(of foods) producing heat.

Example:

The intensity of the calorifacient chili pepper was evident on Sara’s sweaty forehead.

Advertisements

16 thoughts on “Word of the Day — Calorifacient”

  1. I am thoroughly conversant with my dictionary; I already knew the word calorifacient. A simpler adjective related to calory is calorific, though it’s not synonymous with calorifacient.

  2. I remember having to learn the definition of ‘calorie’ in my anatomy and physiology lab but never knew that there was an adjective to match it 🙂

    Now if only I can find my old professor and impress him with a sentence using it…

Share a thought...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s