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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Serving to heat.

Usage examples (9)
  • A heating pad is calefactory
  • Leading out of it is the ancient "calefactory," where the fire for the censers and thuribles was preserved.
  • "calefactory," heated by flues, or in which a fire was kept up, where the monks might retire occasionally to warm themselves, was provided in English monasteries.
  • The festival went down Saturday within the calefactory confines of Coney Island. for more
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