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(of a detecting device) able to detect sources of infrared radiationa heat-seeking camera
(of a missile) able to detect and follow a source of heat, as from an aircraft enginea heat-seeking missile
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Derived forms of heat-seekingheat seeker, noun
Words nearby heat-seeking
heat prostration, heat pump, heat rash, heat reservoir, heat-seal, heat-seeking, heat shield, heat sink, heatstroke, heat-treat, heat up
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How to use heat-seeking in a sentence
He is a heat-seeking missile for the heart of the right-wing base.Two Texans Take on Debate||September 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST