calorific adjective definition in Diet topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 adjective: Diet topic
1 (specialist) relating to the amount of energy contained in food or fuel the calorific value of food (= the quantity of heat or energy produced by a particular amount of food) Waste plastics have a higher calorific value than coal and burn easily. 2 (of food and drink) containing a lot of calories and likely to make you fat calorific chocolate cake