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heat

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intransitive verb \ˈhēt\

Medical Definition of heat

  1. :  to become warm or hot

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to make warm or hot




2

heat

noun

Medical Definition of heat

  1. 1a:  the state of a body or of matter that is perceived as opposed to cold and is characterized by elevation of temperature :  a condition of being hot; especially :  a marked or notable degree of this state :  high temperatureb:  a feverish state of the body :  pathological excessive bodily temperature (as from inflammation) <knew the throbbing heat of an abscess> <the heat of the fever>:  a warm flushed condition of the body (as after exercise) :  a sensation produced by or like that produced by contact with or approach to heated matterc:  added energy that causes substances to rise in temperature, fuse, evaporate, expand, or undergo any of various other related changes, that flows to a body by contact with or radiation from bodies at higher temperatures, and that can be produced in a body (as by compression):  the energy associated with the random motions of the molecules, atoms, or smaller structural units of which matter is composed

  2. 2:  sexual excitement especially in a female mammal; specifically :  estrus





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