Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 384 (Calefaction)

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#384. Calefaction. -- N. increase of temperature; heating &c. v.; calefaction[obs], tepefaction[obs], torrefaction[obs]; melting, fusion; liquefaction &c. 335; burning &c. v.; ambustion[obs], combustion; incension|, accension[obs]; concremation[obs], cremation; scorification[obs]; cautery, cauterization; ustulation[obs], calcination; cracking, refining; incineration, cineration[obs]; carbonization; cupellation[Chem].

ignition, inflammation, adustion[obs], flagration| [obs]; deflagration, conflagration; empyrosis[obs], incendiarism; arson; auto dafe[Fr].

boiling &c. v.; coction[obs], ebullition, estuation[obs], elixation|, decoction; ebullioscope[obs]; geyser; distillation (vaporization) 336.

furnace &c. 386; blanket, flannel, fur; wadding &c. (lining) 224; clothing &c. 225.

still; refinery; fractionating column, fractionating tower, cracking tower.

match &c. (fuel) 388; incendiary; petroleuse[Fr];

[biological effects resembling the effects of heat][substances causing a burning sensation and damage on skin or tissue] cauterizer[obs]; caustic, lunar caustic, alkali, apozem[obs], moxa[obs]; acid, aqua fortis[Lat], aqua regia; catheretic[obs], nitric acid, nitrochloro-hydric acid[ISA:CHEMSUB], nitromuriatic acid[ISA:CHEMSUBPREFIX]; radioactivity, gamma rays, alpha particles, beta rays, X-rays, radiation, cosmic radiation, background radiation, radioactive isotopes, tritium, uranium, plutonium, radon, radium.

sunstroke, coup de soleil[Fr]; insolation.

[artifacts requiring heat in their manufacture] pottery, ceramics, crockery, porcelain, china; earthenware, stoneware; pot, mug, terra cotta[Sp], brick, clinker.

[products of combustion] cinder, ash, scoriae, embers, soot; slag.

[products of heating organic materials] coke, carbon, charcoal; wood alcohol, turpentine, tea tree oil; gasoline, kerosene, naptha[ISA:CHEMSUB], fuel oil (fuel) 388; wax, paraffin; residue, tar.

inflammability, combustibility.

[Transmission of heat] diathermancy[obs], transcalency[obs], conduction; convection; radiation, radiant heat; heat conductivity, conductivity.

[effects of heat 2.] thermal expansion; coefficient of expansion.

V. heat, warm, chafe, stive[obs], foment; make hot &c. 382; sun oneself, sunbathe.

go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.

fire; set fire to, set on fire; kindle, enkindle, light, ignite, strike a light; apply the match to, apply the torch to; rekindle, relume[obs]; fan the flame, add fuel to the flame; poke the fire, stir the fire, blow the fire; make a bonfire of.

melt, thaw, fuse; liquefy &c. 335.

burn, inflame, roast, toast, fry, grill, singe, parch, bake, torrefy[obs], scorch; brand, cauterize, sear, burn in; corrode, char, calcine, incinerate; smelt, scorify[obs]; reduce to ashes; burn to a cinder; commit to the flames, consign to the flames.

boil, digest, stew, cook, seethe, scald, parboil, simmer; do to rags.

take fire, catch fire; blaze &c. (flame) 382.

Adj. heated &c. v.; molten, sodden; rchauff; heating &c. v.; adust[obs].

inflammable, combustible; diathermal[obs], diathermanous[obs]; burnt &c. v.; volcanic, radioactive.