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Heat (countable and uncountable; plural Heats)
  1. (uncountable, physics) thermal energy
  2. (uncountable) The condition or quality of being hot.
  3. (uncountable) An attribute of a spice that causes a burning sensation in the mouth.
  4. (uncountable) A period of intensity, particularly of emotion.
  5. (uncountable) An undesirable amount of attention.
  6. (uncountable, slang) The police.
  7. (uncountable, slang) One or more firearms.
  8. (countable, baseball) A fastball.
  9. (uncountable) A condition where a mammal is aroused sexually or where it is especially fertile and therefore eager to mate.
  10. (countable) A preliminary race, used to determine the participants in a final race
  11. (countable) One cycle of bringing metal to maximum temperature and working it until it is too cool to work further


Heat (third-person singular simple present Heats, present participle Heating, simple past and past participle Heated)

  1. To cause an increase in temperature of an object or space; to cause something to become hot; often with "up".
  2. to arouse, to excite (sexually)

Adjectives for Heat

primitive; intense; intercepted; parching; hardening; dulling; destructive; resisting; automatic; self-regulating; unifying; genial; ordinary; subterranean; excessive; steaming; shimmering; white; fervent; gray; heart-burning; yellow; incandescent; dancing; breathless; blood-red; imminent; midday; prickly; internal; sweltering; fierce; subtle; central; controlled; oppressive; tempered; incarnate; scalding; blistering; ferocious; feverish; heroic; fortunate; visceral; vague; withering; imperial; scorching; restless; blinding; tremulous; torturous; masculine; radiant; deadly; incremental; defying; infernal; furious; palpable; saturating; wet; devoted; overpowering; polished; rash; false; aching; clean; efficient; dependable; effortless; healthful; boisterous; instant; steady; terrestrial; boiling; unspeakable; tropical; love-devouring; uniform; intolerable; bristling; generous; luminous; beneficial; glowing; perpendicular; savage; unendurable; suffocating; kindly; animal; brooding; fantastic; sickening; fierce; quivering; stifling; freezing; stimulating; intolerable; exceptional; fluent; temperate; extreme; concentrated; continuous; expensively-produced; transmuted; burning.

Verbs for Heat

apply—; bask in—; control—; foment—; generate—; maintain—; measure—; raise —; regulate—; relieve—; sustain—.; swelter in—; swoon from—; transform into—; treat with—; utilize—; —blights; —blisters; —encompasses; —escapes; -evolves; —parches; —scorches; —stifles; —subsides.

Adverbs for Heat

fiercely; Intensely; destructively; automatically; excessively; subtly; oppressively; witheringly; palpably; blisteringly; tropically; intolerably; beneficially; suffocatingly;

Synonyms for Heat

stoke; warm up


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