white-hot

[ hwahyt-hot, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˈhɒt, ˈwaɪt- /

adjective

extremely hot.
showing white heat.
exceedingly enthusiastic, ardent, angry, devoted, etc.; impassioned; perfervid: a fierce, white-hot loyalty to the king.

Origin of white-hot

First recorded in 1810–20
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white-hot


adjective

at such a high temperature that white light is emitted
informal in a state of intense emotion
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