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Noun: heating  hee-ting
  1. The process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
    - warming
  2. Utility to warm a building
    "the heating system wasn't working"; "they have radiant heating"; "the heating plant wasn't working";
    - heating system, heating plant, heat
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: heatings

Type of: alter, arouse, change, change state, elicit, enkindle [literary], evoke, fire, furnish, kindle, modify, offer, provide, provoke, raise, render, supply, temperature change, turn, utility

Antonym: cool down

Part of: building, edifice

Encyclopedia: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning

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