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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