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These paints can withstand heat up to 200 degrees.
The firefighters were driven back by the intense heat and smoke.
He could feel the heat of the sun on his back.
insulation to prevent heat loss
the heat haze shimmering over the sands
They were unable to work in the blistering heat.
The local people get out of the city to escape the summer heat.
Only tourists were wandering about in the heat of the day.
Bring the mixture to the boil; then reduce the heat.
I turned the heat down a little.
Take the pan off the heat.
These chemical processes generate a lot of heat.
The cottage had no heat or water.
He felt the heat of my glare.
Professional counselling is one way of taking the heat out of getting a divorce.
the second heat of the 800 metres
Many producers are beginning to feel the heat from their larger customers.
We need to keep the heat on.
The heat was really on at work.
In the heat of the debate, she forgot to be nervous.
We both said things we didn't mean in the heat of the moment.
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American English version of definition of heat
the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
a bird with a long thin beak that lives mainly in wet areas
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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Definition of heat from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.