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heat

heat

 
 
pronunciation:
hit
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the form of energy that one feels as warmth, or the state of being warm; warmth; hotness.
The sun gives off tremendous heat.Without heat, the apartment was unbearably cold.We warmed ourselves by the heat of the fire.
synonyms:
hotness
similar words:
burning, fervor, warmth, white heat
definition 2: the degree or sensation of hotness of warmth.
synonyms:
hotness
similar words:
fervor, fever, throb, warmth
definition 3: intensity of emotion; anger; passion; enthusiasm.
synonyms:
ardor, fervor, intensity, passion, vehemence
similar words:
enthusiasm, excitement, fever, fire, flame, hotness, seethe, warmth, white heat, zeal
definition 4: hot weather.
synonyms:
heat wave
antonyms:
cold
similar words:
dog days, summer, swelter
definition 5: the state of being prepared for sexual activity, as with female animals.
similar words:
rut
definition 6: in sports, a race that ones runs to qualify for the main race.
similar words:
preliminary, race
definition 7: in physics, a form of energy transfer measured by temperature differences between one system, object, or medium, and another.
definition 8: (slang) coercion, or other sorts of pressure.
synonyms:
coercion, force, pressure
similar words:
compulsion, duress
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: heated, heating, heats
definition 1: to cause to become warm or hot (often fol. by up).
synonyms:
warm
similar words:
chafe, reheat
definition 2: to cause to become emotionally excited or aroused.
synonyms:
arouse, excite, fire, ignite, inflame
similar words:
enthuse, fever, flush, intensify, kindle, quicken, rouse, stimulate, stir
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become warm or hot (often fol. by up).
synonyms:
warm
definition 2: to become emotional excited or aroused.
synonyms:
fire, inflame
similar words:
kindle, warm
definition 3: (informal) of a situation, to become more intense (usu. fol. by up).
The debate was heating up.The economy is heating up.
synonyms:
intensify
similar words:
quicken
Word Builder: heat +
  • heating:
    the appliances and other parts that give heat in a building.
  • heater:
    the appliance that heats a room or a building; furnace.
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