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Pronunciation: /hiːt/

Translation of heat in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (warmth) calor (masculine) the cat basked in the heat of the fire el gato disfrutaba del calor de la lumbre in the heat of the day cuando el sol aprieta, en las horas de más calor if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen si es demasiado para ti, quítate de en medio (before noun/delante del nombre) heat loss pérdida (feminine) de calor
    Example sentences
    • At least my dress was not welcoming the sun's heat; on the contrary I was comfortable with a slight breeze ruffling my skirts.
    • The building will also be sensitive to sun angles and heat and cold retention.
    • Their accumulation in the air traps heat and raises the temperature.
    1.2 (for cooking) fuego (masculine) on/over/at a low heat a fuego lento
    Example sentences
    • Because you are applying direct heat, skillet cooking will quickly cook vegetables and even meats such as chicken and beef.
    • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over moderate heat.
    • Cooking with cheese works well when using techniques that call for low heat and slow cooking.
    1.3 (heating) [colloquial/familiar] calefacción (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The weakest part of a weldment is the base metal affected by the heat of welding.
    1.4 (of curry, chili) lo picante or (in Mexico also/en México también) lo picoso
    Example sentences
    • The two sources that appear via Google both suggest it is food noisy with heat.
    • The kind and amount of chili peppers you use will determine the chili's heat.
    • C-fibers convey to the central nervous system sensations of noxious heat and certain inflammatory signals.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (excitement, passion) calor (masculine), acaloramiento (masculine) he spoke with some heat habló con cierto acaloramiento or con cierta vehemencia I realize you said it in the heat of the moment ya sé que lo dijiste en un momento de enojo ( or exaltación etc) his article will generate more heat than light su artículo caldeará los ánimos pero no arrojará nueva luz sobre el tema his intervention took the heat out of the situation su intervención calmó los ánimos
    Example sentences
    • Anger was also a product of innate heat, which excitement and emotion agitated and caused to rise to the surface from the heart.
    • The red was a terrible sign, as that indicated heat, generally anger but sometimes some other kind of passion.
    • I rose from my chair, and I could feel my heat was flushed with anger.
  • 4 uncountable/no numerable (estrus) celo (masculine) to come into o (British English/inglés británico) on heat ponerse* en celo to be in o (British English/inglés británico) on heat [animal] estar* en celo [woman] [slang/argot], estar* caliente [vulgar]
  • 6 countable/numerable [Sport/Deporte] (prueba (feminine)) eliminatoria (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Players from all but three of Britain's professional clubs will contest heats over 100 metres, followed by a final.
    • The first event for the Sri Lankans was the Men's 400 metres first round heats that were scheduled to be run at 9.45 p.m. Sri Lanka time last night.
    • That's 16 riders racing over 20 heats with a first-place run-off if necessary.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • calentarse*

Phrasal verbs

heat through

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio calentarse* 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento calentar*

heat up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [food] calentarse*; [room/air] calentarse*, caldearse; [game] animarse; [argument/discussion] acalorarse the atmosphere in the committee room was heating up se estaban caldeando los ánimos en la sala de juntas 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [food] calentar*; [room] calentar*, caldear

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