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white heat

noun

Definition of white heat

  1. 1 :  a temperature (as for copper and iron from 1500° to 1600° C) which is higher than red heat and at which a body becomes brightly incandescent

  2. 2 :  a state of intense mental or physical strain, emotion, or activity



Examples of white heat in a sentence

  1. <claims that the novel was written at white heat in a tremendous, unbroken burst of creativity>



Circa 1710

First Known Use of white heat

circa 1710


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