red heat

noun

Definition of red heat 

: the state of being red-hot also : the temperature at which a substance is red-hot

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The drawings are arranged under red heat lamps — the kind that are used to hatch chicken eggs — and the environment is not unlike a stomach, the artist pointed out. Meredith Mendelsohn, New York Times, "What’s for Lunch? Soup, With a Side of Art," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of red heat

1665, in the meaning defined above

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