raise/lower the temperature


: to make people more/less angry about a situation
The governor's speech raised/lowered the political temperature.

Examples of raise/lower the temperature in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the artichokes are browning too fast, lower the temperature or simply cover them with aluminum foil until the center is tender, then proceed to brown them for the last couple of minutes. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 May 2024 Cooling mattress toppers or pillows might also help lower the temperature. Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 24 May 2024 But the attempts to lower the temperature appear to have fallen flat as the country returns to politics as usual. Sara Cincurova, New York Times, 23 May 2024 Laser hair removers Ulike Laser Hair Removal Air 3 for Women and Men $329 (Amazon) Ulike Laser Hair Removal for Women and Men uses sapphire ice-cooling technology to lower the temperature at the point of contact with the skin during treatment. Nora Colomer, Fox News, 17 May 2024 Specifically, it was defined as the quantity of heat needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Centigrade. Michelle Stacey, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 May 2024 The lower the temperature, the less range and the longer the charge. Josh Max, Forbes, 17 Feb. 2024 The firemaker blows into the tinder bundle to further raise the temperature by increasing oxygen flow. Bradley Duncan, Discover Magazine, 25 Dec. 2023 The stars who made it through the first round of heated competition last week (sorry, Matt Walsh!) will have to raise the temperature on the dance floor even higher tonight with fiery routines that include the cha-cha, rumba, salsa, samba, or tango. Calie Schepp, EW.com, 3 Oct. 2023

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“Raise/lower the temperature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raise%2Flower%20the%20temperature. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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