heat·ed | \ˈhē-təd \

Definition of heated 

: marked by anger or passion a heated argument

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Other Words from heated

heatedly adverb

Examples of heated in a Sentence

Their conversation quickly became heated. a heated discussion about who should pay for the pizza

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Having a heated seat in your car or using dishwasher detergent were also good wealth indicators. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Here Are the Best Indicators of Whether You're Rich," 9 July 2018 Amid the heated discussion of Germany's incredible late show, pundit and former England striker Gary Lineker shared his thoughts on the matter with a tweet that caused an instant reaction across social media. SI.com, "Gary Lineker's Tweet Goes Viral After Reacting to Germany's Dramatic Late Win Over Sweden," 24 June 2018 Looks like Insecure has led to more than laughs and heated discussions about social issues. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Have Insecure Stars Dominique Perry and Sarunas J. Jackson Welcomed a Daughter Together?," 23 May 2018 Fischer had walked out of a meeting with the group after a heated discussion and suggested the group change its approach, according to the report. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville police need to stop shooting the mentally ill and drug addicted, CLOUT says," 19 Apr. 2018 The executives huddled in heated discussion for a few minutes, and then filed out so that Ms. Grossman could announce the results. Alexandra Jacobs, New York Times, "Weight Watchers Gets Its Own Makeover," 14 Apr. 2018 Sometimes the pair would be caught in a heated discussion when Mr. Smith would step in and calm them both down. Rachel Lerman, The Seattle Times, "Former Starbucks CEO, UW Regent Orin Smith dies at 75," 3 Mar. 2018 Yesterday, some blurry paparazzi photos emerged of Rihanna in the midst of a heated conversation with her rumored boyfriend, Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel, while the two sat poolside in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Leah Rodriguez, The Cut, "Rihanna Responds to Memes of Her Arguing With Boyfriend With a Meme of Her Own," 12 July 2018 After heated congressional hearings on the matter, the formulation was altered and warnings about the side effects and safety of the Pill was added to the package. Carolyn Todd, Allure, "The History and Evolution of Birth Control in America," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of heated

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heated was in 1886

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English Language Learners Definition of heated

: including a system that provides warmth

: marked by excited or angry feelings


heat·ed | \ˈhē-təd \

Kids Definition of heated

1 : hot sense 1 heated water

2 : angry heated words

Other Words from heated

heatedly adverb They argued heatedly.

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