white heat


white heat

noun

Definition of WHITE HEAT

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

Examples of WHITE HEAT

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

First Known Use of WHITE HEAT

circa 1710

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