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warm-blooded

[ wawrm-bluhd-id ]

adjective

  1. Also designating or pertaining to animals, as mammals and birds, whose blood ranges in temperatures from about 98° to 112°F (37° to 44°C) and remains relatively constant, irrespective of the temperature of the surrounding medium; homoiothermal.
  2. ardent, impetuous, or passionate:

    young and warm-blooded valor.



warm-blooded

adjective

  1. ardent, impetuous, or passionate
  2. (of birds and mammals) having a constant body temperature, usually higher than the temperature of the surroundings Technical namehomoiothermic
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


warm-blooded

/ wôrmblŭdĭd /

  1. Having a relatively warm body temperature that stays about the same regardless of changes in the temperature of the surroundings. Birds and mammals are warm-blooded.


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Derived Forms

  • ˌwarm-ˈbloodedness, noun
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Other Words From

  • warm-blooded·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of warm-blooded1

First recorded in 1785–95
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Example Sentences

Janice Min questions why powerful men always seek warm-blooded blow-up dolls.

Is produced from the females of all the warm-blooded animals, which are enumerated among the mammali.

Eventually they come to live as adults on their warm-blooded hosts, cats, dogs, or man.

They are warm-blooded animals and not fish at all, so they must come to the top of the waves for air to breathe.

There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.

In the same way was advanced the hypothesis that "all birds are warm-blooded, winged, feathered, oviparous vertebrates."

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