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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