Definition of hot war in English:

hot war

Syllabification: hot war


  • A war with active military hostilities.
    More example sentences
    • ‘It undoubtedly will prove to be a lot more like a cold war than a hot war,’ he said.
    • Each superpower supported by a network of allies sought to undermine and defeat the other by all means short of a real or a hot war - hence the cold war description of this confrontational system.
    • The ‘Cold War’ between the two superpowers became a hot war.

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