animal heat

[ an-uh-muhl heet ]

  1. another term for body heat.

Origin of animal heat

First recorded in 1770–80

Words Nearby animal heat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use animal heat in a sentence

  • There were many other men already there, which was good; the animal heat of their bodies made the interior warmer.

    Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
  • It is tender until the flesh begins to grow cold, until the animal heat, etc., parts from the flesh.

  • During the frosty night following, all trace of animal heat passed away, and before sunrise the meat was salted into barrels.

    Wells Brothers | Andy Adams
  • You will give the preference to men of a sanguine constitution, as they carry a greater amount of animal heat.

  • Much feed is wasted in keeping up animal heat, which would be saved by warm quarters.

    Soil Culture | J. H. Walden