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  • very warm, of [relatively] high temperature

    Examples
    • hot water
    • hot tea
    • the hot countries (Countries with high average temperatures, tropical countries)
    • a hot area
    • have hot hands
    • hot Springs
    • take a hot bath
    • name is (brewed in hot water) hot dog
    • Be careful, the iron is hot!
    • the day was stiflingly hot
    • make the soup hot
    • (familial) the child is very hot (it is feverish)
    • the axles have become too hot
    • the engine had overheated (had become hot from friction [due to insufficient lubrication or insufficient cooling])
    • 〈Substantive:〉 (colloquial) a pair of hot ones (hot sausages)
    • 〈Figuratively:〉 (jokingly) hot! (you are close to the thing you are looking for)
    Phrases, idioms, proverbs
    • someone gets hot and cold; it runs hot and cold down someone's spine (someone shudders, someone is affected)
    • not hot and not cold / neither hot nor cold (in an unsatisfactory way undecided, inadequate)
    • They probably bathed you too hot [as a child]! (casually: you have probably lost your mind!)
    1. violent, bitter, heated

      Examples
      • a hot fight
      • a hot debate
      • a hotly contested issue
      • the city was hot (bitter) fought over
    2. felt with great intensity; passionate (3)

      Examples
      • hot love
      • her hottest wish is a doll
      • longing for something hot
      • coveted, longed for, loved
      • hot (colloquial reinforcing; best) thanks
      • the child loves his teddy bear dearly (very, from the heart)
      Phrases, idioms, proverbs
      • hot for someone, to be something (colloquial: wild: we were really hot to finally play football again)
  • exciting, provocative, attractive

    Examples
    • hot music
    • hot rhythms
    • (colloquially) a hot bride (attractive woman)
    • a hot guy
    1. dangerous, delicate, loaded with conflicts

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      colloquial
      Examples
      • a hot topic
      • the radicals heralded a hot summer
      • a hot area
      • the border is still considered hot; see wire (2b), goods (1)
    2. (of rooms, parts of systems or materials) highly radioactive

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      Nuclear physics
      Examples
      • hot substances, particles
      • a hot cell (closed part of a nuclear power plant in which, externally controlled, extremely radioactive substances are processed)
      • hot chemistry (Field of nuclear chemistry, which deals with substances that have become very radioactive through irradiation)
  • very promising

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    colloquial
    Examples
    • a hot tip
    • (Sport) a hot one (height) Favorite
  • (of sporty vehicles) very fast and lively (see furnace 2)

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    colloquial
    1. (of dogs and cats) ready to mate, in heat

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      colloquial
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    2. Sexually aroused (by people)

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      casually
  • beautiful, good in an inspiring way; great, strong (8)

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    colloquial
    Examples
    • a hot book
    • a hot blouse
    • the boy is hot, something will come of this!
    • find something hot