a nontechnical name for miliaria
heat rash n.
An inflammatory skin condition caused by obstruction of the ducts of the sweat glands, resulting from exposure to high heat and humidity and characterized by the eruption of small, red papules accompanied by an itching or prickling sensation. Also called miliaria, miliaria rubra, prickly heat, strophulus, tropical lichen.
noun, Thermodynamics. 1. a hypothetical body of infinitely large mass capable of absorbing or rejecting unlimited quantities of heat without undergoing appreciable changes in temperature, pressure, or density.
[heet-seel] /ˈhitˌsil/ verb (used with object), heat-sealed, heat-sealing. 1. to wrap in clear plastic and make airtight by applying heat to seal the edges.
person, jargon (IBM) A customer who can be relied upon to buy, without fail, the latest version of an existing product (not quite the same as a member of the lunatic fringe). A 1993 example of a heatseeker is someone who, owning a 286 PC and Windows 3.0, goes out and buys Windows 3.1 (which […]
adjective of a missile, able to detect and target infrared radiation, e.g. the hot engine of an aircraft