Definition of Heat up

1. Verb. Gain heat or get hot. "The water heat ups "; "The room heated up quickly"

Exact synonyms: Heat, Hot Up
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Overheat, Fry
Antonyms: Cool
Derivative terms: Heat, Heat, Heat, Heat, Heatable, Heating

2. Verb. Make hot or hotter. "They heat up the water "; "Heat the water on the stove"
Exact synonyms: Heat
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Crisp, Crispen, Toast, Scald, Soak, Calcine, Preheat, Overheat, Scorch, Sear, Bake, Broil, Reheat
Causes: Heat, Hot Up
Antonyms: Cool
Derivative terms: Heat, Heat, Heat, Heatable, Heater

3. Verb. Make more intense. "Emotions were screwed up"
Exact synonyms: Hot Up, Screw Up
Generic synonyms: Compound, Deepen, Heighten, Intensify

Definition of Heat up

1. Verb. To heat, to cause to become hotter. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heat Up

heat rash
heat rate
heat ray
heat resistant
heat rigor
heat shield
heat sink
heat sinks
heat stress disorder
heat stroke
heat transfer
heat transfer efficiency
heat transfers
heat treatment
heat unit
heat up (current term)
heat urticaria
heat wave
heat waves
heated up
heath aster

Literary usage of Heat up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"... during the air blow, to heat up a comparatively thin bed of fuel as rapidly as possible by means of a blast supplied in such quantity as to bum the ..."

2. Electrical Engineer (1890)
"... it is a safe rule to say that no electromagnet ought ever to heat up to a temperature more than ... If wound to Jin., it would therefore heat up about ..."

3. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1878)
"The flame from the retort fire, before escaping by the chimney, is caused to heat up a vessel containing rosin. As this melts, it trickles through a sieve ..."

4. The Principles of Applied Electrochemistry by Arthur John Allmand (1912)
"Heat required to heat up CO = 2 X 7-1 X 1400 = 19900 Cals. Hence, total amount of heat required = 119600 + 23700 + 19900 = 163200 Cals., and 1 kilo, ..."

5. Practical Dental Metallurgy: A Text and Reference Book for Students and by Joseph Dupuy Hodgen, Guy Stillman Millberry (1911)
"Should the muffle fail at any time to heat up, the failure is probably due to the platinum wire having been broken at some point. If this "burn-out" occurs ..."

6. Fuel, Solid, Liquid, and Gaseous: Solid, Liquid, and Gaseous by John Samuel Stafford Brame (1914)
"Coals which heat up slightly above the bath temperature, and will heat up more rapidly and perhaps ignite on increasing the oxygen supply, are dangerous. ..."

7. Transactions of the American Ceramic Society Containing the Papers and by American Ceramic Society (1908)
"Calculating the heat theoretically required to burn the terra cotta and to heat up the supports, we find that this amounts to 3,(»88 pounds, ..."

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