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heated

[hee-tid]
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adjective
  1. made hot or hotter; warmed.
  2. excited; inflamed; vehement: a heated discussion.
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Origin of heated

First recorded in 1585–95; heat + -ed2
Related formsheat·ed·ly, adverbheat·ed·ness, nounun·heat·ed, adjectivewell-heat·ed, adjective

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2. passionate, impassioned, fierce.
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Examples from the Web for heatedly

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  • "It was an unexpected blow; it caught me unawares," he said heatedly.

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner

  • "I forget nothing," interrupted the judge advocate, heatedly.

    The Lost Despatch

    Natalie Sumner Lincoln

  • "You kin 'pshaw' till the cows come home," cried the other heatedly.

  • "I shall feel as if you had flung them in my face if you give them back to me," heatedly.

    Mistress Anne

    Temple Bailey

  • "Well, if you want plain English you can have it," said Carol heatedly.

    Prudence Says So

    Ethel Hueston


British Dictionary definitions for heatedly

heated

adjective
  1. made hot; warmed
  2. impassioned or highly emotional
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Derived Formsheatedly, adverbheatedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for heatedly

heated

adj.

in figurative sense "agitated, inflamed," 1590s, past participle adjective from heat (v.). Related: Heatedly.

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