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1Either of two units of heat energy:
- ‘Only after we've squeezed every wasted kilowatthour or leaking calorie of heat out of our homes and businesses should we focus on generating more power.’
- ‘One calorie of heat is equivalent to 4.2 joules of work.’
- ‘By contrast, it takes only about 6 calories of heat to melt one gram of lead.’
- ‘I feel a small fury begin to build, but inside I feel nothing, not a single calorie of heat.’
- ‘He showed that when 4.184 joules of work is done, 1.0 calorie of heat is produced.’
- 1.1 The energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C (now usually defined as 4.1868 joules).
- 1.2 The energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water through 1 °C, equal to one thousand small calories and often used to measure the energy value of foods.
- ‘Although sugar is lower in total calories per gram than fat, it contributes mightily to a fatty frame.’
- ‘They can be entertaining, but it's like eating empty calories.’
- ‘They are helpful because they contain about 100 calories of carbohydrate energy, with varying amounts of vitamins and minerals.’
- ‘However, calories are calories, and to lose weight, you need to cut back.’
- ‘Playing basketball can burn about 420 calories per hour.’
- ‘By 1986, I was taking in 5,000 calories per day in the offseason.’
- ‘A good way to provide additional protein without adding extra calories is by using a protein powder.’
- ‘Each pound of fat your body stores represents 3,500 calories of unused energy.’
- ‘Unfortunately, that much juice will add hundreds of excess sugar calories to your diet.’
- ‘Calories from carbohydrates provide energy, while protein is needed for growth and tissue repair.’
- ‘Physical activity helps control weight by burning excess calories that would otherwise be stored as fat.’
- ‘Less than 30 percent of your total daily calories should come from fat.’
- ‘A good laugh can burn up as many calories per hour as brisk walking.’
- ‘Because a greater percentage of fat is burned at lower intensities, people assume more fat calories are expended.’
- ‘A dieter needs a higher percentage of calories from protein just like an athlete does.’
- ‘"Five hundred calories per hour, " she muttered and stabbed her ski poles meaningfully into the soft snow.’
- ‘Researchers also advocate walking an extra mile each day to burn extra calories consumed.’
- ‘Donnelly speculates that women may burn fewer calories during their workouts because they are physically smaller than men.’
- ‘Experts recommend that active women get at least 55 percent of their calories from carbs.’
- ‘No more than 30 percent of all the calories your child eats should be fat calories.’
Mid 19th century: from French, from Latin calor heat + French suffix -ie (see -y).
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