warming

Definitions of warming
  1. noun
    the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
    synonyms: heating
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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
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    temperature change
    a process whereby the degree of hotness of a body (or medium) changes
  2. noun
    warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
    synonyms: thaw, thawing
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    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
  3. adjective
    imparting heat
    “a warming fire”
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    warm
    having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat
  4. adjective
    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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