heated - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    made warm enough for people to use

    a heated swimming pool

    a poorly heated studio

    centrally heated:

    We are used to the comfort of our centrally heated homes.

  2. 2
    a heated discussion or argument is one in which people get angry and excited

    They were engaged in a heated debate about the problem.

    1. a.
      someone who gets heated becomes angry and excited as they speak

      Robert grew heated as he spoke of the risks.

derived word



His advisers have argued heatedly over whether to support them.