Definition of calefacient in English:

calefacient

noun

archaic
  • A drug or other substance that gives a sensation of warmth.

    • ‘We use two lines of products; one is with extract of green tea with calefacient effects.’
    • ‘If taken with wax from Cyprus, with fresh olive oil, or with any other calefacient, this stone greatly helps those suffering from rheumatism and paralysis.’
    • ‘I won't feel better unless there is a calefacient substance that will loosen up my neck and make my sinuses stop hurting..’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin calefacient- ‘making warm’, from the verb calefacere, from calere ‘be warm’ + facere ‘make’.

Pronunciation

calefacient

/ˌkalɪˈfeɪʃ(ə)nt/