heat vs cold

heat

Definitions

noun

  1. the presence of heat
  2. utility to warm a building
  3. the sensation caused by heat energy
  4. a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race
  5. the trait of being intensely emotional
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verb

  1. make hot or hotter
  2. arouse or excite feelings and passions
  3. gain heat or get hot
  4. provide with heat

Examples

Toast sandwiches in a dry skillet over medium-low heat until outside is golden brown and inside is delightfully melty, about 3 minutes per side.

Here, however, they are unlikely to survive the frosts although both impatiens and pelagoniums can be kept for next year in a heated greenhouse or brought indoors and used as house plants.

She had a series of heated confrontation with her parents over homework.

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cold

Definitions

adjective

  1. feeling or showing no enthusiasm
  2. extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion
  3. unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication
  4. sexually unresponsive
  5. lacking the warmth of life
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noun

  1. the sensation produced by low temperatures
  2. the absence of heat
  3. a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)

Examples

She was all cold and bedraggled after falling into the river.

He pulled himself up and stumbled to the bathroom, where he turned on the cold tap and collapsed at the bottom of the shower, barely awake.

Seizures are most likely to occur early in an illness (such as roseola, colds, gastrointestinal infection) when the fever is rising quickly.

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