Definition of heated in US English:



  • 1Made warm or hot.

    ‘a heated swimming pool’
    • ‘The air and the season were getting colder now, but the heated water of the pool was warm on their bare feet.’
    • ‘Among many other features including a heated seat and warm air dryer, it uses fuzzy logic to establish your pattern of use.’
    • ‘Winemakers cook lesser varieties in casks stored in heated rooms or in steel vats warmed by hot water pipes or heating coils.’
    • ‘He was left alone within the basket of heated Float Stones to keep him warm.’
    • ‘It's got beach chairs, cabanas for rent and a heated fire-pit to keep you warm in winter.’
    • ‘Thinking of a nice warm heated dorm as she walked through the desolate streets, her mind began to wander.’
    • ‘If you live in a cosy, centrally heated house, your red wine could be too warm if served at the prevailing heat.’
    • ‘Finnish bathrooms are usually the warmest room in the house because the floor is usually heated.’
    • ‘Faster-than-fast oriental food is on offer here with all the popular dishes keeping warm under heated lights.’
    • ‘The heater is powerful enough, but the volume of space which needs to be warmed up is so large that heated seats are a real necessity.’
    • ‘If the cat spends time on the porch or in other chilly areas, you may want to give him one of these heated beds to warm up with.’
    • ‘One can go further south from here but we would need heated long johns to keep us warm, and we've seen enough icebergs for the time being.’
    • ‘Even in warmer climates, they need heated shelters to protect them in cooler weather.’
    • ‘This usually has to be bought by mail order and as far as I can remember is best used in warm weather or in a heated greenhouse.’
    • ‘Winnie took her shoes off, placing her feet in the comforting warm water from the heated pool.’
    • ‘On the sidelines, the players huddled under parkas, blew on their hands to keep warm and fought for space on the heated benches.’
    • ‘Since dry, heated indoor air can be even more dehydrating than warm sunshine, drinking enough is still a must.’
    • ‘The heated seats are quick to warm you up but I think that the air conditioning kicks in at about the same time - which is very quick in my book.’
    • ‘Imagine stepping out of the shower onto a warm custom heated floor.’
    • ‘I hadn't realized how cold I was until I was warming up under the heated water that soothed my tired aching muscles.’
    made warm, made hot, warmed up
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  • 2Inflamed with passion or conviction.

    ‘she had a heated argument with an official’
    • ‘However, that year, when Brazil and France entered the World Cup final, the two often engaged in heated arguments on the winner.’
    • ‘During the passionate and often heated debate councillors stressed the increase was a result of recommendations made by an independent panel.’
    • ‘I didn't see it but after the debate a few students approached the Labour MP and had a heated argument with her, one guy went so far as to say she wasn't welcome here.’
    • ‘She repeatedly demonstrates that they are spiritually damning as the evils of heated passion often are not.’
    • ‘We were on the same boat with our names and he knew I hated my real name as much as he hated his, with an undying, heated passion.’
    • ‘Nor does he mince words - his heated passion for going behind the corrupt, is still alive.’
    • ‘He grinned and surprised me with a heated, passionate kiss.’
    • ‘Its only reliable effect is to magnify the relevance of the issues it touches, with drama and heated passions typical of its influence.’
    • ‘The battle of wills was played out against a background of heated passion, not all of it unrequited.’
    • ‘Investigators said they were told that on reaching the corner of Sackville Street, a heated argument erupted between the two.’
    • ‘Everywhere you go, you hear people of either side joined in animated discussion or heated argument on this issue.’
    • ‘How does it differ from heated, passionate expression on religious matters?’
    • ‘Passions are heated, so it turned its anger on the blogger.’
    • ‘There followed a heated argument between the referee and Rathdowney officials who were complaining there were only three umpires.’
    • ‘Mabel began a long, passionate, heated affair with him which lasted for several years.’
    • ‘Car owners have also become so touchy and fussy about the parking space that any encroachment leads to heated arguments and bouts of fisticuffs.’
    • ‘Of course, her sentence was cut off again by a heated passionate kiss.’
    • ‘It was a collegial process, occasionally passionate though never heated.’
    • ‘China's ascent could inflame an already heated debate in the U.S. about companies sending work abroad.’
    • ‘Head teachers do not have an easy task keeping control without inflaming already heated emotions.’
    vehement, passionate, impassioned, animated, spirited, lively, intense, fiery, fervid, full-hearted
    excited, roused, animated, inflamed, worked up, wound up, keyed up
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