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calorie

noun [C] uk   /ˈkæl.ər.i/ us    /-ɚ-/

calorie noun [C] (FOOD)

a unit of energy, often used as a measurement of the amount of energy that food provides: There are about 50 calories in an apple. An athlete in training needs a lot of calories. This drink can only help you to lose weight as a part of a calorie-controlled diet. He found calorie-counting the best way of losing weight.

calorie noun [C] (HEAT)

specialized physics a unit of heat energy
Translations of “calorie”
in Korean 칼로리, 열량…
in Arabic سُعرات حَراريّة…
in French calorie…
in Turkish kalori…
in Italian caloria…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 卡,卡路里(測量食物所含熱量的單位)…
in Russian калория…
in Polish kaloria…
in Spanish caloría…
in Portuguese caloria…
in German die Wärmeeinheit, die Kalorie…
in Catalan caloria…
in Japanese カロリー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 卡,卡路里(测量食物所含热量的单位)…
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