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white-hot

[hwahyt-hot, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˈhɒt, ˈwaɪt-/
adjective
1.
extremely hot.
2.
showing white heat.
3.
exceedingly enthusiastic, ardent, angry, devoted, etc.; impassioned; perfervid:
a fierce, white-hot loyalty to the king.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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British Dictionary definitions for white hot

white-hot

adjective
1.
at such a high temperature that white light is emitted
2.
(informal) in a state of intense emotion
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