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Pronunciation: het


  1. A high temperature; the sensation produced by proximity to fire or an incandescent object, as opposed to cold.
  2. The kinetic energy of atoms and molecules, as well as rotation and vibration.

Synonym(s): estrus

[A.S. haete]

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