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

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
Recent Examples on the Web And during last year's heated general election campaign, political rivals Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn made sure to be photographed inside its stores. Rob Picheta, CNN, "Vegan sausages and clever marketing have helped this low-cost chain take over Britain," 14 Jan. 2020 The 3-0 vote came amidst a heated Republican primary for county commissioner; in this overwhelmingly GOP county, winning the March 17 primary is tantamount to winning the election. Scott Wartman, Cincinnati.com, "Second Amendment sanctuaries now on both sides of the Ohio River as Clermont County Commissioners vote," 14 Jan. 2020 Heated and cooled front seats and a heated steering wheel are newly standard. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, "2021 GMC Canyon Adds Off-Road AT4 Model," 13 Jan. 2020 Linda and Louis Pelletier, Justina’s parents, were accused by Children’s providers of medical child abuse during heated disagreements about the teenager’s care. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Justina Pelletier trial set to begin Tuesday after Boston Children’s Hospital loses bid to delay," 13 Jan. 2020 But as Foxx fights for a second term, the race has gotten heated. Washington Post, "Jussie Smollett case looms over reelection campaign for Chicago’s chief prosecutor," 12 Jan. 2020 Heated and cooled front seats, heated steering wheel and heated second-row seats were standard. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Nissan’s Armada offers luxury and utility in a big family vehicle with room for 8 (auto review)," 11 Jan. 2020 Also part of the fun: a marketplace featuring local vendors, a 5K run/walk, train rides to a heated petting farm, bonfires, s’mores and a gourmet hot chocolate bar. Greg Crawford, Freep.com, "Detroit's Top 10: Cool things to do this weekend, including Plymouth Ice Festival, hypnosis-improv show 'Hyprov'," 8 Jan. 2020 In an effort to bring great lashes to all, Glamour editors put the best ones to the test—from drugstore classics to heated options, ahead. Erin Parker, Glamour, "The Best Eyelash Curlers, According to Glamour Editors," 8 Jan. 2020

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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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17 Jan 2020

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“Heated.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heatedly. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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How to pronounce heated (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of heated

: including a system that provides warmth
: marked by excited or angry feelings


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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