warming

Definitions of warming
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n the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature

Synonyms:
heating
Types:
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boiling
the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
global warming
an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)
induction heating
the heating of a conducting material caused by an electric current induced in it
overheating
excessive heating
radiant heating
heating a building by radiation from panels containing hot water or electrical heaters
melt, melting, thaw, thawing
the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
decoction mashing, decoction process
(brewing) a process in which part of the mash is removed and boiled and then returned
meltdown, nuclear meltdown
severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escaping
Type of:
temperature change
a process whereby the degree of hotness of a body (or medium) changes

n warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt

Synonyms:
thaw, thawing
Type of:
atmospheric condition, conditions, weather, weather condition
the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation

adj imparting heat

“a warming fire”
Synonyms:
warm
having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat

adj producing the sensation of heat when applied to the body

Synonyms:
calefacient
hot
used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning

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