Definitions

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  • n. A period of very hot weather.

Etymologies

heat +‎ wave (Wiktionary)

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  • Yikes. I'd have melted immediately. Glad you both survived!

    June 5, 2008

  • Indeed pleth. I flew from Adelaide to Darwin to escape it. First time I've ever flown into Darwin from anywhere and looked forward to cooling down!

    June 5, 2008

  • This word gives me nightmares.
    I survived the Adelaide Heat Wave, but only just. I have never hated school uniforms as much as I did that fortnight.

    June 5, 2008