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Cal Tweet Definition of Cal Like Definition of Cal on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Abbreviated form of Caleb, Calum or Calvin
     
caloric Tweet Definition of caloric Like Definition of caloric on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Caloric theory)
  1. (Obsolete) the hypothetical medium of heat
adjective 
  1. (italbrac, US, UK rare) relating to calorie, calories
  2. (italbrac, US, UK rare) relating to or produce, producing heat or other energy
     
calorific Tweet Definition of calorific Like Definition of calorific on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Relating to calorie, calories.
  2. (context, UK, physics) Relating to or produce, producing heat or other energy.
     
calorimeter Tweet Definition of calorimeter Like Definition of calorimeter on Facebook
noun 
  1. (physics) An apparatus for measuring the heat generated or absorbed by either a chemical reaction, change of phase or some other physical change
     
calorimetry Tweet Definition of calorimetry Like Definition of calorimetry on Facebook
noun 
  1. (physics) The science of measuring the heat absorbed or evolved during the course of a chemical reaction or change of state.
     
Celsius Tweet Definition of Celsius Like Definition of Celsius on Facebook
adjective 
  1. A metric scale of temperature with 0.01 °C as the triple point of water, and a difference in temperature of 1 °C corresponds to 1/273.16 of the difference in temperature between the triple point and the absolute zero.
     
cold Tweet Definition of cold Like Definition of cold on Facebook
noun 
  1. A condition of low temperature.
Come in, out of the .
  1. (medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
I caught a miserable and had to stay home for a week.
adjective 
  1. (context, of a thing) having a low temperature.
A wind whistled through the trees.
  1. (context, of the weather) causing the air to be cold.
The forecast is that it will be very today.
  1. (context, of a person or animal) feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
She was so she was shivering.
  1. Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
She shot me a glance before turning her back.
  1. Completely unprepared.
The speaker went in and floundered for a topic.
     
coolant Tweet Definition of coolant Like Definition of coolant on Facebook
noun 
  1. A medium, usually fluid, used to draw heat from an object.
     
cop Tweet Definition of cop Like Definition of cop on Facebook
noun 
  1. (slang) A police officer.
verb (cop, p, ing)
  1. (colloquial) To capture, get hold of, take.
    • 2005, Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home, Simon & Schuster, page 10,
    • : Heroin appeared on the streets of our town for the first time, and Innie watched helplessly as his sixteen-year-old brother began taking the train to Harlem to smack.
     

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