Associations to the word «Heat»

Wiktionary

HEAT, noun. (uncountable) Thermal energy.
HEAT, noun. (uncountable) The condition or quality of being hot.
HEAT, noun. (uncountable) An attribute of a spice that causes a burning sensation in the mouth.
HEAT, noun. (uncountable) A period of intensity, particularly of emotion.
HEAT, noun. (uncountable) An undesirable amount of attention.
HEAT, noun. (uncountable) (slang) The police.
HEAT, noun. (uncountable) (slang) One or more firearms.
HEAT, noun. (countable) (baseball) A fastball.
HEAT, noun. (uncountable) A condition where a mammal is aroused sexually or where it is especially fertile and therefore eager to mate.
HEAT, noun. (countable) A preliminary race, used to determine the participants in a final race
HEAT, noun. (countable) One cycle of bringing metal to maximum temperature and working it until it is too cool to work further.
HEAT, noun. (countable) A hot spell.
HEAT, noun. (uncountable) Heating system; a system that raises the temperature of a room or building.
HEAT, noun. (uncountable) The output of a heating system.
HEAT, verb. To cause an increase in temperature of an object or space; to cause something to become hot (often with "up").
HEAT, verb. To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish.
HEAT, verb. To excite ardour in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions.
HEAT, verb. To arouse, to excite (sexually).
HEAT, noun. (military) high explosive antitank: a munition using a high explosive shaped charge to breach armour.
HEAT CAPACITIES, noun. Plural of heat capacity
HEAT CAPACITY, noun. (physics) The capability of a substance to absorb heat energy; specifically, the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one mole or gram of a substance by one degree Celsius without any change of phase
HEAT CONDUCTANCE, noun. Thermal conductance
HEAT CONDUCTIVITY, noun. Thermal conductivity
HEAT DEATH, noun. (physics) The state of a thermodynamic system having reached a maximum entropy; temperature is uniform throughout, and no energy is available to do work
HEAT DEATH OF THE UNIVERSE, noun. (informal) (physics) entropic doom
HEAT DEATHS, noun. Plural of heat death
HEAT DETECTOR, noun. A device that detects heat and sounds an alarm.
HEAT DETECTORS, noun. Plural of heat detector
HEAT DUMP, noun. (thermodynamics) A structure or environment into which waste heat can be transferred
HEAT ENGINE, noun. (thermodynamics) Any device which converts heat energy into mechanical work, by moving heat from a source to a sink.
HEAT ENGINES, noun. Plural of heat engine
HEAT EXCHANGER, noun. (physics) Any device (such as a radiator) that transfers heat from one fluid to another via a separating wall
HEAT EXCHANGERS, noun. Plural of heat exchanger
HEAT EXHAUSTION, noun. A severe illness caused by excessive sweating, characterised by nausea, headache, thirst, weakness, and high body temperature.
HEAT HAZE, noun. A shimmering atmospheric disturbance caused by currents of warm air between the observer and the object observed
HEAT HAZES, noun. Plural of heat haze
HEAT INDEX, noun. (US) (meteorology) A figure used by American meteorologists to describe the apparent heat felt by a person as the result of a combination of temperature and humidity.
HEAT INDICES, noun. Plural of heat index
HEAT INTOLERANCE, noun. Inability to tolerate or to be comfortable in warm or hot environments.
HEAT LIGHTNING, noun. More or less vivid and extensive flashes of electric light, without thunder, seen near the horizon, especially at the close of a hot day.
HEAT MAP, noun. A two-dimensional graphic representation of data in which different values are represented by different colours
HEAT MAPS, noun. Plural of heat map
HEAT OF FUSION, noun. (physics) The amount of heat absorbed by unit mass of a material, at its melting point, that causes a phase transition from solid to liquid
HEAT OF REACTION, noun. (chemistry) The amount of heat evolved or absorbed in the production of one mole of a reaction product
HEAT OF VAPORIZATION, noun. (physics) The amount of heat needed to change a unit mass of material from a liquid to a gas at its boiling point
HEAT PASTE, noun. Thermal grease
HEAT PUMP, noun. A device that transfers heat from something at a lower temperature to something at a higher temperature by doing work
HEAT PUMPS, noun. Plural of heat pump
HEAT RASH, noun. Common name for various heat-related rashes, including some forms of miliaria and vasculitis.
HEAT RESISTANT, adjective. Alternative spelling of heat-resistant
HEAT RUB, noun. A cream, gel, etc. intended to relieve the pain of fibrositis, lumbago, or muscular aches and strains, by producing a feeling of warmth within the muscle of the area where it is applied.
HEAT RUBS, noun. Plural of heat rub
HEAT SHIELD, noun. (space science) A shield designed of a substance that absorbs excessive heat from an outside source by either dissipating, reflecting or simply absorbing the heat.
HEAT SHIELDS, noun. Plural of heat shield
HEAT SINK, noun. (thermodynamics) An object, system or environment that absorbs and dissipates heat from objects in thermal contact (either direct or radiant) with it.
HEAT SINK, noun. (thermodynamics) A place toward which the heat moves in a system.
HEAT SINK, noun. (thermodynamics) A material capable of absorbing heat.
HEAT SINKS, noun. Plural of heat sink
HEAT STROKE, noun. Illness caused by overheating the human body
HEAT TRANSFER, noun. The transmission of thermal energy via conduction, convection or radiation.
HEAT TRANSFERS, noun. Plural of heat transfer
HEAT UP, verb. To heat, to cause to become hotter.
HEAT WAVE, noun. (idiomatic) A period of exceptionally hot weather.
HEAT WAVE, noun. (US) (weather broadcasting) Three consecutive days with daytime high temperature of 90 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
HEAT WAVES, noun. Plural of heat wave

Dictionary definition

HEAT, noun. A form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature.
HEAT, noun. The presence of heat.
HEAT, noun. The sensation caused by heat energy.
HEAT, noun. The trait of being intensely emotional.
HEAT, noun. Applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity.
HEAT, noun. A preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race.
HEAT, noun. Utility to warm a building; "the heating system wasn't working"; "they have radiant heating".
HEAT, verb. Make hot or hotter; "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the water on the stove".
HEAT, verb. Provide with heat; "heat the house".
HEAT, verb. Arouse or excite feelings and passions; "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".
HEAT, verb. Gain heat or get hot; "The room heated up quickly".

Wise words

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