|1.||[ noun ] (physics) a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature|
|Related terms:||energy heat_of_formation heat_of_dissociation specific_heat latent_heat geothermal_energy heat_of_solution|
|2.||[ verb ] make hot or hotter|
"heat the soup"
|Related terms:||cool change toast sear broil scald preheat calcine reheat overheat soak heater|
|3.||[ noun ] the presence of heat|
|Related terms:||coldness temperature warmth white_heat torridity fieriness calefaction|
|4.||[ noun ] (psychology) the sensation caused by heat energy|
|5.||[ noun ] intense passion or emotion|
|Related terms:||emotionality inflame|
|6.||[ noun ] (biology) applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity|
|Synonyms:||oestrus rut estrus|
|Related terms:||anestrus physiological_state rut|
|7.||[ verb ] arouse or excite feelings and passions|
|Synonyms:||stir_up ignite fire_up wake inflame|
"The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor" "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world" "Wake old feelings of hatred"
|Related terms:||arouse ferment|
|8.||[ verb ] provide with heat|
"heat the house"
|Related terms:||supply steam-heat heater heating_system|
|9.||[ verb ] gain heat or get hot|
"The room heated up quickly"
|Related terms:||cool change_state overheat fry heating heating_system|
|10.||[ noun ] (sport) a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race|
|11.||[ noun ] utility to warm a building|
|Synonyms:||heating_plant heating heating_system|
"the heating system wasn't working" "they have radiant heating"
|Related terms:||utility central_heating gas_heat panel_heating steam_heat building boiler radiator|