Heat v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heated; p. pr. & vb. n. Heating.]
1. To make hot; to communicate heat to, or cause to grow warm; as, to heat an oven or furnace, an iron, or the like.
Heat me these irons hot. --Shak.
2. To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish.
Pray, walk softly; do not heat your blood. --Shak.
3. To excite ardor in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions.
A noble emulation heats your breast. --Dryden.
Heat·ing a. That heats or imparts heat; promoting warmth or heat; exciting action; stimulating; as, heating medicines or applications.
Heating surface Steam Boilers, the aggregate surface exposed to fire or to the heated products of combustion, esp. of all the plates or sheets that are exposed to water on their opposite surfaces; -- called also fire surface.
adj : serving to heat; "a heating pad is calefactory" [syn: calefactory,
n 1: the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature [syn: warming]
2: utility to warm a building; "the heating system wasn't
working"; "they have radiant heating" [syn: heating
system, heating plant, heat]