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Heated



[hee-tid] /ˈhi tɪd/

adjective
1.
made hot or hotter; warmed.
2.
excited; inflamed; vehement:
a heated discussion.
[heet] /hit/
noun
1.
the state of a body perceived as having or generating a relatively high degree of warmth.
2.
the condition or quality of being hot:
the heat of an oven.
3.
the degree of hotness; temperature:
moderate heat.
4.
the sensation of warmth or hotness:
unpleasant heat.
5.
a bodily temperature higher than normal:
the heat of a fever; the feeling of heat caused by physical exertion.
6.
added or external energy that causes a rise in temperature, expansion, evaporation, or other physical change.
7.
Physics. a nonmechanical energy transfer with reference to a temperature difference between a system and its surroundings or between two parts of the same system. Symbol: Q.
8.
a hot condition of the atmosphere or physical environment; hot season or weather.
9.
a period of hot weather.
10.
a sharp, pungent flavor, as that produced by strong spices.
11.
warmth or intensity of feeling; vehemence; passion:
He spoke with much heat and at great length.
12.
maximum intensity in an activity, condition, etc.; the height of any action, situation, or the like:
the heat of battle; the heat of passion.
13.
extreme pressure, as of events, resulting in tension or strain:
In the heat of his hasty departure he forgot his keys.
14.
a single intense effort; a sustained, concentrated, and continuous operation:
The painting was finished at a heat.
15.
Slang. intensified pressure, especially in a police investigation.
16.
Slang. the police.
17.
Slang. armed protection, especially a pistol, revolver, or other firearm:
All guards carry some heat.
18.
Sports.

19.
Metallurgy.

20.
Zoology.

verb (used with object)
21.
to make hot or warm (often followed by up).
22.
to excite emotionally; inflame or rouse with passion.
verb (used without object)
23.
to become hot or warm (often followed by up).
24.
to become excited emotionally.
Verb phrases
25.
heat up, to increase or become more active or intense:
Business competition will heat up toward the end of the year.
/ˈhiːtɪd/
adjective
1.
made hot; warmed
2.
impassioned or highly emotional
/hiːt/
noun
1.

related adjectives thermal calorific
2.
the sensation caused in the body by heat energy; warmth
3.
the state or quality of being hot
4.
hot weather: the heat of summer
5.
intensity of feeling; passion: the heat of rage
6.
pressure: the political heat on the government over the economy
7.
the most intense or active part: the heat of the battle
8.
a period or condition of sexual excitement in female mammals that occurs at oestrus
9.
(sport)

10.
(slang) police activity after a crime: the heat is off
11.
(mainly US, slang) criticism or abuse: he took a lot of heat for that mistake
12.
in the heat of the moment, without pausing to think
13.
on heat, in heat

14.
(slang) the heat, the police
15.
(informal) turn up the heat, turn on the heat, to increase the intensity of activity, coercion, etc
verb
16.
to make or become hot or warm
17.
to make or become excited or intense
adj.

in figurative sense “agitated, inflamed,” 1590s, past participle adjective from heat (v.). Related: Heatedly.
n.

Old English hætu, hæto “heat, warmth; fervor ardor,” from Proto-Germanic *haiti- “heat” (cf. Old Saxon hittia, Old Norse hiti, Old Frisian hete, German hitze “heat,” Gothic heito “fever”), from PIE *kaid-, from root *kai- “heat.” The same root is the source of Old English hat “hot” and hæða “hot weather” (see hot).

Meaning “a single course in a race,” especially a horse race, is from 1660s, perhaps from earlier figurative sense of “violent action; a single intense effort” (late 14c.), or meaning “run given to a horse to prepare for a race” (1570s). This later expanded to “division of a race or contest when there are too many contestants to run at once,” the winners of each heat then competing in a final race. Meaning “sexual excitement in animals” is from 1768. Meaning “trouble with the police” attested by 1920. Heat wave “period of excessive hot weather” first attested 1890; earlier in reference to solar cycles.
v.

Old English hætan “to heat; to become hot,” from Proto-Germanic *haitijanam (see heat (n.)). Related: Heated (with many variants in Middle English); heating. Cf. Middle Dutch heeten, Dutch heten, German heizen “to heat.”

heat (hēt)
n.

heat
(hēt)

In physics, a form of energy associated with the movement of atoms and molecules in any material. The higher the temperature of a material, the faster the atoms are moving, and hence the greater the amount of energy present as heat. (See infrared radiation.)

noun

Related Terms

bitch in heat, dead heat, give someone heat, pack heat
In addition to the idioms beginning with heat
heat up

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