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heat

heat

 
 
pronunciation:
hit
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a form of energy, or the state of being very warm; hotness; warmth.
We were warmed by the heat of the fire.We like the heat of a summer day.
synonyms:
hotness
similar words:
warmth
definition 2: depth of feeling; passion.
I felt the heat of her anger after I broke her doll.
synonyms:
passion
similar words:
enthusiasm, excitement, fever, fire, hotness, warmth, zeal
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: heated, heating, heats
definition 1: to cause to become warm or hot (often followed by "up").
We heated up the soup on the stove.We heat our house with wood during the winter.
synonyms:
warm
definition 2: to become warm or hot (often followed by "up").
The room heated up after we turned on the furnace.
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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