from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. So hot as to glow with a bright white light.
- adj. Zealous; fervid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Hot enough to glow with a bright white light.
- adj. fervid or zealous.
- adj. Blazing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. White with heat; heated to whiteness, or incandescence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Heated to full incandescence so as to emit all the rays of the visible spectrum, and hence appear a dazzling white to the eye. See radiation and spectrum, and red heat, white heat (under heat).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. intensely zealous or fervid
- adj. glowing white with heat
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Scott, Kevin, and myself made the Intercontinental title white-hot.
These interconnected issues involving nonmarital sex, homosexuality, pornography, and abortion had become white-hot during the long Sixties.
And the way she goes about telling the stories – at the last minute, in a white-hot blur, with tears and curses and glasses of wine at 3 a.m. – is NOT the way the rule books tell you to go about this whole fiction career thing.
My heart started to pound in earnest, thrumming white-hot terror through my veins.
The white-hot magma cooled to red-hot, and then to brown.
A white-hot shock wave swept out, leveling any beast it struck.
The Destroyer of Life pulled a magma bow from its back and fitted a white-hot shaft to it.
At its feet lay four burned-out arrows, and at its back boiled a white-hot caldera—the source of its power.
Eir and her comrades watched as the white-hot shaft curved downward, smoking through the air, and came straight for them.
A hundred feet farther on, the team reached the caldera itself, a vast pool of white-hot lava.