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1. heat

noun. ['ˈhiːt'] a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature.

Synonyms

  • free energy
  • latent heat
  • specific heat
  • energy
  • heat energy
  • heat of transformation
  • heat of solution
  • heat of formation
  • geothermal energy

Antonyms

  • assimilate
  • stiffen
  • thin
  • discolor

Etymology

  • hætan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hæte (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Heat

  • uncomplete
  • noncompete
  • indiscreet
  • incomplete
  • vanvliet
  • vanfleet
  • obsolete
  • mistreat
  • marquerite
  • marguerite
  • excrete
  • discrete
  • discreet
  • concrete
  • complete
  • secrete
  • retreat
  • replete
  • downbeat
  • deplete
  • conceit
  • compete
  • bufete
  • bridgette
  • backseat
  • unseat
  • streett
  • street
  • shumeet
  • repeat

Example sentences of the word heat


1. Noun, singular or mass
Shrimp lose heat quickly due to their size; serve them immediately after you remove them from the heat.

2. Verb, past tense
Turn the stove on high, and heat the Mirro canner until steam jets out of the vents.

3. Predeterminer
Repeatedly heat the keyhole and the key, holding it under the hair dryer for 20 to 30 seconds.

4. Verb, base form
Unwrap the bread from the foil and let it heat for another 5 minutes to crisp the crust.

5. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They heat up quickly and, when shut off, shed their warmth just as quickly.

6. Adjective
As such, heat — especially red chili flavors — works well with peanut butter in any context.

Quotes containing the word heat


1. We have known since the 1800s that carbon dioxide traps heat in the atmosphere. The right amount keeps the climate conducive to human life.
- James Hansen

2. The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.
- Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

3. You could start a fire with the heat between you two.""You're mistaking bitter animosity for heartfelt affection.
- Michelle Hodkin, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

2. heat

verb. ['ˈhiːt'] make hot or hotter.

Synonyms

  • heat up
  • alter
  • scald
  • soak
  • change
  • overheat
  • bake
  • preheat
  • broil
  • crisp
  • toast
  • sear
  • calcine
  • reheat
  • modify
  • scorch
  • hot up

Antonyms

  • naturalize
  • brighten
  • occidentalize
  • inactivate

Etymology

  • hætan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hæte (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. heat

noun. ['ˈhiːt'] the presence of heat.

Synonyms

  • temperature
  • incalescence
  • torridity
  • warmness
  • red heat
  • calefaction
  • white heat
  • warmth
  • fieriness
  • high temperature

Antonyms

  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise

Etymology

  • hætan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hæte (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. heat

noun. ['ˈhiːt'] the sensation caused by heat energy.

Synonyms

  • temperature

Antonyms

  • decontaminate
  • clean

Etymology

  • hætan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hæte (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. heat

noun. ['ˈhiːt'] the trait of being intensely emotional.

Synonyms

  • warmth
  • fieriness
  • emotionality
  • passion

Antonyms

  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate

Etymology

  • hætan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hæte (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. heat

noun. ['ˈhiːt'] applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity.

Synonyms

  • estrus
  • oestrus
  • physiological condition
  • physiological state
  • rut

Antonyms

  • accelerate
  • tune
  • denazify
  • magnetise

Etymology

  • hætan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hæte (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. heat

noun. ['ˈhiːt'] a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race.

Antonyms

  • stabilize

Etymology

  • hætan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hæte (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. heat

verb. ['ˈhiːt'] provide with heat.

Synonyms

  • supply
  • provide
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • cause to sleep
  • personalise
  • detransitivize
  • awaken

Etymology

  • hætan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hæte (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. heat

noun. ['ˈhiːt'] utility to warm a building.

Synonyms

  • heating
  • edifice
  • central heating
  • panel heating
  • heating plant
  • steam heating
  • heating system
  • gas heat
  • building
  • radiator
  • steam heat
  • utility
  • boiler

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • hætan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hæte (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. heat

verb. ['ˈhiːt'] gain heat or get hot.

Synonyms

  • change state
  • fry
  • heat up
  • turn
  • hot up

Antonyms

  • de-iodinate
  • dry
  • demythologize
  • discharge

Etymology

  • hætan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hæte (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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