heat·​ed | \ ˈhē-təd How to pronounce heated (audio) \

Definition of heated

: marked by anger or passion a heated argument

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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First Known Use of heated

1886, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jul 2022

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“Heated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heated. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for heated


heat·​ed | \ ˈhē-təd How to pronounce heated (audio) \

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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