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calorienoun [C]

 us   /ˈkæl·ə·ri/

calorie noun [C] (FOOD)

a unit used in measuring the amount of energy food provides when eaten and digested: The typical US daily menu contains 3000 calories and should contain 2300. science a unit equal to the amount of heat needed to increase the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius
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