1 imparting heat; "a warming fire"
2 producing the sensation of heat when applied to the body; "a mustard plaster is calefacient" [syn: calefacient]
1 the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature [syn: heating]
2 warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt; "they welcomed the spring thaw" [syn: thaw, thawing]
- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)mɪŋ
- present participle of warm
- the action of the verb to warm
beating, burning, calefacient, calefaction, calefactive, calefactory, cauterant, chafing, cooking, debacle, defeasance, dielectric heating, drubbing, electric heating, electronic heating, furnace heating, gas heating, heat exchange, heating, hot-air heating, increase of temperature, induction heating, insolation, licking, oil heating, overthrow, panel heating, radiant heating, recalescence, rout, shellacking, steam heating, superheating, tepefaction, thrashing, torrefaction