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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj calefactory serving to heat "a heating pad is calefactory"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Calefactory A hollow sphere of metal, filled with hot water, or a chafing dish, placed on the altar in cold weather for the priest to warm his hands with.
    • Calefactory (Eccl) An apartment in a monastery, warmed and used as a sitting room.
    • a Calefactory Making hot; producing or communicating heat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • calefactory Same as calefactive.
    • n calefactory A chamber, provided with a fireplace or stove, used as a withdrawing-room by monks, and generally adjoining the refectory. It is very often a portion of the substructure of the dormitory.
    • n calefactory A chafing-dish of silver or other metal, to contain burning charcoal, placed upon the altar in cold weather.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Calefactory warming
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. calefactorius,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—calēre, to grow hot, facĕre, to make.


In literature:

Leading out of it is the ancient "calefactory," where the fire for the censers and thuribles was preserved.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Winchester" by Philip Walsingham Sergeant
Here is where the Calefactory stood in almost all the old Cistercian monasteries.
"Mellifont Abbey, Co. Louth" by Anonymous