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baking hot

  • adjective satellite as hot as if in an oven
    baking.
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full-hot

Full"-hot` adjective
Definitions
  1. Very fiery. Shak.
Webster 1913

hot air

  • noun air that has been heated and tends to rise
  • noun loud and confused and empty talk
    rhetoric; palaver; empty talk; empty words.
    • mere rhetoric
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hot and bothered

  • adjective satellite thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)
    rattled; perturbed; flustered.
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Hot bed

  • (Iron Manuf.), an iron platform in a rolling mill, on which hot bars, rails, etc., are laid to cool.
Webster 1913

hot blast

Hot" blast`
Definitions
  1. See under Blast.
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hot cake

  • noun a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
    flapjack; flannel-cake; hotcake; griddlecake; flapcake; pancake; battercake; flannel cake.
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hot cereal

  • noun a cereal that is served hot
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hot chocolate

  • noun a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
    cocoa; drinking chocolate; chocolate.
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hot cross bun

  • noun moderately sweet raised roll containing spices and raisins and citron and decorated with a cross-shaped sugar glaze
    cross bun.
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hot dog

  • noun someone who performs dangerous stunts to attract attention to himself
    hotdog.
  • noun a frankfurter served hot on a bun
    hot dog; hotdog.
  • noun a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
    frank; dog; wiener; wienerwurst; frankfurter; weenie; hotdog.
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hot flash

  • noun sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)
    flush.
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hot issue

  • noun newly issued stock that is in great public demand
    hot issue.
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hot jazz

  • noun jazz that is emotionally charged and intense and marked by strong rhythms and improvisation
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hot line

  • noun a direct telephone line between two officials
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hot pad

  • noun a pad for use under a hot dish to protect a table
    table mat.
  • noun heater consisting of electrical heating elements contained in a flexible pad
    heating pad.
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hot pants

  • noun a state of sexual arousal
    horniness; hotness.
  • noun skin-tight very short pants worn by young women as an outer garment
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hot pepper

  • noun plant bearing very hot medium-sized oblong red peppers; grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for production of hot sauce
    tabasco plant; tabasco pepper; Capsicum frutescens.
  • noun any of various pungent capsicum fruits
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hot plate

  • noun a portable electric appliance for heating or cooking or keeping food warm
    hotplate.
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hot pot

  • noun a stew of meat and potatoes cooked in a tightly covered pot
    hotpot.
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hot potato

  • noun a difficult situation
    • he dropped the topic like a hot potato
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hot rod

  • noun a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration
    hot rod.
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hot sauce

  • noun a pungent peppery sauce
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hot seat

  • noun an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person
    electric chair; chair; death chair.
    • the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair
  • noun a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
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hot spell

  • noun a spell of hot weather
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hot spot

  • noun a place of political unrest and potential violence
    hotspot.
    • the United States cannot police all of the world's hot spots
  • noun a point of relatively intense heat or radiation
    hotspot.
  • noun a lively entertainment spot
    hotspot.
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hot spring

  • noun a natural spring of water at a temperature of 70 F or above
    hot spring; thermal spring.
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hot springs

  • noun a town in west central Arkansas; a health resort noted for thermal springs
  • noun a natural spring of water at a temperature of 70 F or above
    hot spring; thermal spring.
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hot springs national park

  • noun a national park in Arkansas featuring ancient hot springs; bathing is said to have therapeutic effects
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hot stock

  • noun newly issued stock that is in great public demand
    hot issue.
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hot stuff

  • noun the quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting)
    voluptuousness.
    • he thought she was really hot stuff
  • noun the quality of being popular
    • skiing is hot stuff in New Hampshire
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hot stuffed tomato

  • noun tomato cases filled with various mixtures and baked briefly
    stuffed tomato.
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hot toddy

  • noun a mixed drink made of liquor and water with sugar and spices and served hot
    toddy.
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hot tub

  • noun a very large tub (large enough for more than one bather) filled with hot water
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hot under the collar

  • adjective satellite very angry
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hot up

  • verb gain heat or get hot
    heat up; heat.
    • The room heated up quickly
  • verb make more intense
    heat up; screw up.
    • Emotions were screwed up
  • verb make more powerful
    soup up; hop up.
    • he souped up the old cars
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Hot wall

  • (Gardening), a wall provided with flues for the conducting of heat, to hasten the growth of fruit trees or the ripening of fruit.
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hot war

  • noun actual fighting between the warring parties
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hot water

  • noun a dangerous or distressing predicament
    • his views on race got him into political hot water
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hot water plant

  • noun any plant of the genus Achimenes having showy bell-shaped flowers that resemble gloxinias
    achimenes.
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hot weather

  • noun a period of unusually high temperatures
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Hot well

  • (Condensing Engines), a receptacle for the hot water drawn from the condenser by the air pump. This water is returned to the boiler, being drawn from the hot well by the feed pump.
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hot-air balloon

  • noun balloon for travel through the air in a basket suspended below a large bag of heated air
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hot-blooded

  • adjective satellite prone to emotion
    • hot-blooded Latin-Americans
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Hot"-blood`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having hot blood; excitable; high-spirited; irritable; ardent; passionate.
Webster 1913

hot-brained

Hot"-brained` adjective
Definitions
  1. Ardent in temper; violent; rash; impetuous; as, hot-brained youth. Dryden.
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hot-button issue

  • noun an issue that elicits strong emotional reactions
    gut issue.
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hot-dog

  • verb perform intricate maneuvers while skiing
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hot-fudge sauce

  • noun thick chocolate sauce served hot
    fudge sauce.
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hot-head

Hot"-head` noun
Definitions
  1. A violent, passionate person; a hasty or impetuous person; as, the rant of a hot-head.
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hot-headed

Hot"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Fiery; violent; rash; hasty; impetuous; vehement. Macaulay.
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hot-livered

Hot"-liv`ered adjective
Definitions
  1. Of an excitable or irritable temperament; irascible. Milton.
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hot-mouthed

Hot"-mouthed` adjective
Definitions
  1. Headstrong.
    That hot-mouthed beast that bears against the curb. Dryden.
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hot-rock penstemon

  • noun stems in clumps with cream-colored flowers; found from Washington to Wyoming and southward to California and Utah
    Penstemon deustus.
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hot-rod

  • noun a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration
    hot rod.
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hot-short

Hot"-short` adjective
Definitions
  1. (Metal.) More or less brittle when heated; as, hot-short iron.
Webster 1913

hot-spirited

Hot"-spir`it*ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a fierly spirit; hot-headed.
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hot-tempered

  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    quick-tempered; hotheaded; short-tempered; choleric; irascible.
    • a hotheaded commander
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hot-water bag

  • noun a stoppered receptacle (usually made of rubber) that is to be filled with hot water and used for warming a bed or parts of the body
    hot-water bag.
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hot-water bottle

  • noun a stoppered receptacle (usually made of rubber) that is to be filled with hot water and used for warming a bed or parts of the body
    hot-water bag.
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hot-water heater

  • noun a heater and storage tank to supply heated water
    water heater; hot-water heater.
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hot-water tank

  • noun a heater and storage tank to supply heated water
    water heater; hot-water heater.
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hot-wire

  • verb start (a car engine) without a key by bypassing the ignition interlock
    • The woman who lost the car keys had to hot-wire her van
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hot-work

  • verb roll, press, forge, or shape (metal) while hot
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hot-work steel

  • noun an alloy steel that remains hard at a red heat; used to make metal-cutting tools
    high-speed steel.
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In hot water

  • (Fig.), in trouble; in difficulties. Colloq.
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Piping hot

  • boiling hot; hissing hot; very hot. Colloq.
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red hot

  • noun a frankfurter served hot on a bun
    hot dog; hotdog.
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red-hot

  • adjective satellite having strong sexual appeal
    toothsome; luscious; juicy; voluptuous.
    • juicy barmaids
    • a red-hot mama
    • a voluptuous woman
    • a toothsome blonde in a tight dress
  • adjective satellite newest or most recent
    hot.
    • news hot off the press
    • red-hot information
  • adjective satellite characterized by intense emotion or interest or excitement
    sizzling.
    • a red-hot speech
    • sizzling political issues
  • adjective satellite glowing red with heat
  • adjective satellite very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
    hot; blistering.
    • a hot sports car
    • a blistering pace
    • got off to a hot start
    • in hot pursuit
    • a red-hot line drive
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Red"-hot` adjective
Definitions
  1. Red with heat; heated to redness; as, red-hot iron; red-hot balls. Hence, figuratively, excited; violent; as, a red-hot radical. Shak.
Webster 1913

red-hot poker

  • noun widely cultivated hybrid poker plant
    Kniphofia praecox.
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To blow hot and cold

  • (a saying derived from a fable of AEsop's), to favor a thing at one time and treat it coldly at another; or to appear both to favor and to oppose.
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white-hot

  • adjective satellite intensely zealous or fervid
    • fierce white-hot loyalty
  • adjective satellite glowing white with heat
    white.
    • white flames
    • a white-hot center of the fire
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White"-hot` adjective
Definitions
  1. White with heat; heated to whiteness, or incandescence.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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