"heats" in the noun sense
1. heat, heat energy
a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
2. hotness, heat, high temperature
the presence of heat
3. heat, warmth
the sensation caused by heat energy
4. heat, warmth, passion
the trait of being intensely emotional
5. estrus, oestrus, heat, rut
applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race
7. heating system, heating plant, heating, heat
utility to warm a building
"the heating system wasn't working"
"they have radiant heating"
"heats" in the verb sense
1. heat, heat up
make hot or hotter
"the sun heats the oceans"
"heat the water on the stove"
provide with heat
"heat the house"
3. inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up
arouse or excite feelings and passions
"The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"
"The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"
"Wake old feelings of hatred"
4. heat, hot up, heat up
gain heat or get hot
"The room heated up quickly"
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