from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The temperature or physical condition of a white-hot substance.
  • n. Intense emotion or excitement: working at white heat to make the deadline.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the temperature at which bodies become incandescent, and appear white from the bright light which they emit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the hotness of something heated until it turns white


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