white-hot

adjective
\ ˈ(h)wīt-ˈhät How to pronounce white-hot (audio) \

Definition of white-hot

1 : being at or radiating white heat
2a : extremely hot
b : exhibiting or marked by extreme fervor or zeal white-hot enthusiasm

First Known Use of white-hot

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“White-hot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-hot. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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white-hot

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of white-hot

: glowing white because of being very hot
: extremely hot
: very intense or active

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