Definition of heated in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhēdəd/


1Made warm or hot: a heated swimming pool
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  • Faster-than-fast oriental food is on offer here with all the popular dishes keeping warm under heated lights.
  • Among many other features including a heated seat and warm air dryer, it uses fuzzy logic to establish your pattern of use.
  • Imagine stepping out of the shower onto a warm custom heated floor.
2Inflamed with passion or conviction: she had a heated argument with an official
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  • Everywhere you go, you hear people of either side joined in animated discussion or heated argument on this issue.
  • She repeatedly demonstrates that they are spiritually damning as the evils of heated passion often are not.
  • During the passionate and often heated debate councillors stressed the increase was a result of recommendations made by an independent panel.
vehement, passionate, impassioned, animated, spirited, lively, intense, fiery;
angry, bitter, furious, fierce, stormy, tempestuous
excited, animated, inflamed, worked up, wound up, keyed up
informal het up, in a state



Pronunciation: /ˈhēdidlē/
Example sentences
  • The world's major powers, through the Security Council, are publicly - and heatedly - debating a response to a major threat.
  • Among the most heatedly debated question was: ‘What is the one most important thing to improve the health service?’
  • These voters probably all massively, heatedly, psychotically disagree with one another about who should be president.

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Syllabification: heat·ed

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