Definition of calefacient in English:

calefacient

Pronunciation /ˌkaləˈfāSH(ə)nt/ /ˌkæləˈfeɪʃ(ə)nt/

noun

archaic
  • A drug or other agent causing a sensation of warmth.

    ‘I won't feel better unless there is a calefacient substance that will loosen up my neck and make my sinuses stop hurting..’
    ‘We use two lines of products; one is with extract of green tea with calefacient effects.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

calefacient

/ˌkaləˈfāSH(ə)nt/ /ˌkæləˈfeɪʃ(ə)nt/