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Roget category 384

3. Words relating to matter
3.3. Organic matter
›› 3.3.2. Sensation

#384. Calefaction


increase of temperatureheating etc. v. — calefaction, tepefaction, torrefactionmelting, fusionliquefaction etc. 335burning etc. v. — ambustion, combustionincension, accensionconcremation, cremationscorificationcautery, cauterizationustulation, calcinationcracking, refiningincineration, cinerationcarbonizationcupellation [Chem].
ignition, inflammation, adustion, flagration deflagration, conflagrationempyrosis, incendiarismarsonauto dafe [Fr.].
boiling etc. v. — coction, ebullition, estuation, elixation, decoctionebullioscopegeyserdistillation (vaporization) 336.
furnace etc. 386blanket, flannel, furwadding etc. (lining) 224clothing etc. 225.
stillrefineryfractionating column, fractionating tower, cracking tower.
match etc. (fuel) 388incendiarypetroleuse [Fr.][biological effects resembling the effects of heat] [substances causing a burning sensation and damage on skin or tissue] cauterizercaustic, lunar caustic, alkali, apozem, moxaacid, aqua fortis [Lat.], aqua regiacatheretic, nitric acid, nitrochloro-hydric acid, nitromuriatic acidradioactivity, 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, chinaearthenware, stonewarepot, mug, terra cotta [Sp.], brick, clinker.
[products of combustion] cinder, ash, scoriae, embers, sootslag.
[products of heating organic materials] coke, carbon, charcoalwood alcohol, turpentine, tea tree oilgasoline, kerosene, naptha, fuel oil (fuel) 388wax, paraffinresidue, tar.
inflammability, combustibility.
[Transmission of heat] diathermancy, transcalency, conductionconvectionradiation, radiant heatheat conductivity, conductivity.
[effects of heat 2] thermal expansioncoefficient of expansion.


heat, warm, chafe, stive, fomentmake hot etc. 382sun oneself, sunbathe.
go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.
fireset fire to, set on fire kindle, enkindle, light, ignite, strike a lightapply the match to, apply the torch torekindle, relumefan the flame, add fuel to the flamepoke the fire, stir the fire, blow the firemake a bonfire of.
melt, thaw, fuseliquefy etc. 335.
burn, inflame, roast, toast, fry, grill, singe, parch, bake, torrefy, scorchbrand, cauterize, sear, burn incorrode, char, calcine, incineratesmelt, scorifyreduce to ashesburn to a cindercommit to the flames, consign to the flames.
boil, digest, stew, cook, seethe, scald, parboil, simmerdo to rags.
take fire, catch fireblaze etc. (flame) 382.


heated etc. v. — molten, soddenr_echauff_eheating etc. v. — adust.
inflammable, combustiblediathermal, diathermanousburnt etc. v. — volcanic, radioactive.

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