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Definition of Calefacient

Calefacient: 1. (noun) Anything that warms. 2. (noun) A substance that produces a feeling of warmth when it is applied to the body. 3. (adjective) Producing warmth; heating.

From the Latin calefacere (to make warm), from calere (to be warm) + facere (to make).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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