heat·​ed ˈhē-təd How to pronounce heated (audio)
: marked by anger or passion
a heated argument
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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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heated was in 1886

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“Heated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heated. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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heat·​ed ˈhēt-əd How to pronounce heated (audio)
: marked by excited or angry feelings
a heated debate
heatedly adverb

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