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Noun: heat  heet
  1. A form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    - heat energy
  2. The presence of heat
    - hotness, high temperature
  3. The sensation caused by heat energy
    - warmth
  4. The trait of being intensely emotional
    - warmth, passion
  5. Applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
    - estrus [N. Amer], oestrus [Brit], rut
  6. A preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race
  7. Utility to warm a building
    "the heat wasn't working";
    - heating system, heating plant, heating
Verb: heat  heet
  1. Make hot or hotter
    "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the water on the stove"; "the sun heats up the oceans";
    - heat up
  2. Provide with heat
    "heat the house"
  3. Arouse or excite feelings and passions
    "The refugees' fate heated compassion around the world";
    - inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, fire up
  4. Gain heat or get hot
    "The room heated up quickly";
    - hot up [Brit, informal], heat up

Derived forms: heats, heated, heating

Type of: alter, arouse, change, change state, elicit, emotionalism, emotionality, energy, enkindle [literary], evoke, fire, free energy, furnish, kindle, modify, offer, physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state, provide, provoke, race, raise, render, supply, temperature, turn, utility

Antonym: cool down, frigidity

Part of: building, edifice

Encyclopedia: Heat, Dust and Dreams