Translation of heat in Spanish:


calor, n.

Pronunciation /hit//hiːt/


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    • 1.1(warmth)

      calor masculine
      the cat basked in the heat of the fire el gato disfrutaba del calor de la lumbre
      • before noun heat loss pérdida de calor
      • It will fund a research project involving the design of equipment to measure microwave heat at temperatures of up to 1,500 degrees Celsius.
      • The heat was so fierce and fumes so thick, Mr Feather was unable to get back into his room to reach his keys and the four became trapped by the locked door separating the pub from the private living area.
      • The heat instantly doubled its temperature, turning the ground within hundreds of feet into lava.
      • Local people were braving the fierce heat trying to pull something from the cabin, most probably the driver, who was certainly dead.
      • At least my dress was not welcoming the sun's heat; on the contrary I was comfortable with a slight breeze ruffling my skirts.
      • Klett added the system can be easily interchanged to enable personnel working in very cold temperatures to get insulated heat.
      • This acts like a huge duvet, trapping heat from the sun and slowly raising the temperature of the Earth's climate.
      • Heat pumps work by taking a large amount of low-temperature heat and turning it into a smaller quantity of heat at a higher temperature.
      • The air became thicker and with haze of heat, the temperature was rising severely and her skin began to moisten with sweat.
      • Their accumulation in the air traps heat and raises the temperature.
      • Hoses and jets were also used to keep gas canisters from exploding in the fierce heat and to stop the fire from spreading to the marina's petrol station.
      • Insulin will remain stable for months at room temperature, but should be protected from extreme heat and freezing cold.
      • Two firemen were burned as their equipment melted in the fierce heat, believed to have been as high as 1,200 deg C.
      • The building will also be sensitive to sun angles and heat and cold retention.
      • Storage at average room temperature away from direct heat or direct sunlight is best.
      • Afterwards, we de-ice ourselves in the welcome, healing heat of the water.
      • The iguana, in Wyke, was one of two reptiles discovered in a makeshift vivarium which did not have heat or temperature control.
      • Uncertainty about the correct temperature or what heat was needed led to disaster.
      • Irrespective of temperature, though more challenged by cold than heat, blood glucose must be maintained.
      • In quantitative terms using heat, the temperature at which the animals experienced discomfort was approximately halved.

    • 1.2(for cooking)

      fuego masculine
      on/over/at a low heat a fuego lento
      • Because you are applying direct heat, skillet cooking will quickly cook vegetables and even meats such as chicken and beef.
      • Longer, gentler heat ensures thorough cooking, while sauces and stuffings help to preserve moisture.
      • Reduce heat and add the coconut milk a little at a time, stirring continuously until creamy.
      • Place the pan over medium heat, add the porcini mushrooms, and sauté for one minute.
      • Boil milk with sugar, saffron, yellow colour and cornflour on low heat, add the egg yolk and boil till the mixture thickens.
      • Usually, food that was cooked over direct heat from a burning substance, or one that was smoked, could contain carcinogenic material.
      • Melt the butter in a pan over a very low heat, add the pancetta and cook until golden brown and tender.
      • Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat and add the sausage.
      • It's true that non-stick cookware manufacturers recommend moderate heat.
      • In a large skillet or sauté pan, warm the olive oil over high heat, almost to the smoking point.
      • Add the parsley, increase the heat and add the wine and the reserved juices from the crab.
      • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over moderate heat.
      • Add your garlic and fry over medium heat until the garlic just starts to turn brown.
      • Cooking with cheese works well when using techniques that call for low heat and slow cooking.
      • Add brown rice and oregano, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 5 minutes.
      • Place them in a heavy, dry skillet over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until fragrant.
      • Place a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 inch of corn oil to the skillet.
      • Warm the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-low heat, and add the garlic and rosemary.
      • Put the saucepan back over low heat, add tahini, pepper and chili powder, and stir to combine.
      • Make a blond roux by melting the butter over medium heat and adding the flour.

    • 1.3informal (heating)

      calefacción feminine
      • After trailing by two at the first break, the Australians turned up the heat and limited Angola to only six points in the second quarter.
      • The Cheesemen, who lost both last season's encounters with the Reds, turned up the heat with a succession of forward drives close to the Scots' line.
      • Reporters have turned up the heat on Governor Bush ever since.
      • It will also have turned up the heat on manager Alex McLeish, who is still desperately seeking a left-back and a centre-half.
      • Former champion Phil Golding turned up the heat on his rivals for the Mauritius Open title by shooting a course record 65 at Belle Mare Plage Links.
      • York City today turned up the heat on the local authority over its phased redevelopment plans for Huntington Stadium.
      • There's no doubt that the federal authorities have turned up the heat throughout the financial community.
      • It proved too much to bear for the young Monaleen side as Nemo turned up the heat and slipped into turbo charge as required to pick off the scores at will.
      • As the Magpies turned up the heat, Wilkinson netted again but his effort was disallowed because Emmett's pinpoint cross was deemed to have swerved out of play.
      • The weakest part of a weldment is the base metal affected by the heat of welding.
      • By contrast Lunesdale turned up the heat and netted four times to Ambleside's one to finish winners at 4-2.
      • Critics of the plan turned up the heat in early March as the House Democratic Caucus passed a resolution criticizing the new structure.
      • The chase for a premium berth in the finals has really turned up the heat in local cricket with all four sides remaining in the hunt, based on last Saturday's play.
      • Leeds cruiserweight Denzil Browne has turned up the heat on Jamie Warters by claiming he wants to ‘punish’ the Jorvik Warrior.
      • Manchester turned up the heat, playing with confidence.
      • Seam bowler Kevin Nash, a gas reader by trade, turned up the heat on the visitors taking 4-46, and the man of the match award.
      • On Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund turned up the heat on Argentina, saying its economic policy was unsustainable.
      • The Abbey really turned up the heat in the fourth period and mercilessly ripped their opponents apart, outscoring them 21 points to two.
      • With MacDonald converting for a 14-10 lead, New Zealand turned up the heat.
      • Strangford turned up the heat after the break and three super strikes from mighty Marty Craig saw them race into a 4-1 lead.
      • In a separate development yesterday, Eircom turned up the heat in its attempts to sign up more customers by launching a new introductory package.

    • 1.4(of curry, chili)

      lo picante
      lo picoso Mexico
      • Plus it made my mouth fluffy in addition to the excruciating heat.
      • Like calamine lotion on burnt skin, it soothes the blistering heat of the local cooking.
      • Plump shrimp empanadas, fried dark as copper, get heat from adobo and sweetness from pineapple.
      • The kind and amount of chili peppers you use will determine the chili's heat.
      • Here it was mixed with what must have been cayenne pepper because there was definite heat to it.
      • Too little or too much water in the growing stages can increase pepper heat, while cooler temperatures can decrease it.
      • A massoman curry has a much gentler level of heat than a kapao, in case you were wondering.
      • C-fibers convey to the central nervous system sensations of noxious heat and certain inflammatory signals.
      • Like a hot spicy rain, it falls, it's hot spicy heat melding with the sugary sweet taste.
      • The two sources that appear via Google both suggest it is food noisy with heat.

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    (excitement, passion)
    calor masculine
    acaloramiento masculine
    he spoke with some heat habló con cierto acaloramiento / con cierta vehemencia
    • his intervention took the heat out of the situation su intervención calmó los ánimos
    • Having run from the bus station to Headquarters, she moistened with sweat, but Thurman sweated through shear heat of anger.
    • For he had felt a sudden change and then a rush of heat as an incomprehensible anger had flowed through him.
    • Cryel's high emotional walls had barely stood against the battering they had received in the day and now they burned away in the heat of his anger.
    • Each time we sit still with the restlessness and heat of anger we are tamed and strengthened.
    • Jun's eyes never ceased to stray from the ruckus that burned with such intense heat and fury.
    • The red was a terrible sign, as that indicated heat, generally anger but sometimes some other kind of passion.
    • Maybe Australia are not as good as New Zealand but the intensity and heat was there.
    • Not the same heat of excitement - the novelty already wearing off - but good hard work.
    • I felt the heat of my anger pass and I made myself cool down.
    • As I edged forward, the embrace became warmer, slowly seeming to pass through my body, increasing in both heat and intensity as it did so.
    • The heat of anger fanned his face as all kinds of unpleasant thoughts filled his head.
    • Anger was also a product of innate heat, which excitement and emotion agitated and caused to rise to the surface from the heart.
    • The heat and anger brewing between both Blake and Rei was growing rapidly.
    • I rose from my chair, and I could feel my heat was flushed with anger.
    • It grants clarity to chaos and provides rational justification for decisions taken in the heat and anger of the moment.
    • Growing up in a remote and frozen patch of Minnesota, Dylan found heat in the excitement of 50s rock 'n' roll.
    • His eyes were almost white with heat, an anger she had never seen.
    • Erika felt a rush of excitement and heat because she just saw this guy who looked really cute standing next to her.
    • Let's start with their selection policies, the one exercise that usually raises as much heat and excitement as the Lok Sabha polls itself.
  • 3informal

    to put the heat on sb apretarle las clavijas a algn informal
    • to take the heat off sb darle un respiro a algn
    • the heat is off ya ha pasado lo peor
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    celo masculine
    to come into / (British) on heat ponerse en celo
  • 5US slang

    the heat (police) la tira Mexico slang informal derogatory
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    eliminatoria feminine
    prueba eliminatoria feminine
    • With time allowing the first two second round heats to also be contested this afternoon, however, he was able to make amends and gained revenge over his wildcard opponent.
    • The first event for the Sri Lankans was the Men's 400 metres first round heats that were scheduled to be run at 9.45 p.m. Sri Lanka time last night.
    • The quiz will be based on a knock-out system system with first and second round heats organised on a regional basis, explained quiz organiser Barry Woods of TCH.
    • There are preliminary heats in the 50m, 100m and 200m distances that lead to semi-finals and then finals, all based on who gains the fastest times.
    • As the 19-year-old raced in the heats he picked up his eighth medal at a single Olympics equalling Russian gymnast Alexsander Dityatin's feat in 1980.
    • In the quarter-finals, semifinals and final heats four skaters raced head to head.
    • Indeed, the heats of the 10,000 metres were his Olympic debut.
    • Challenge cup Jet Racing intends to promote competition among racers and allow maximum opportunity to compete in the race heats.
    • Never go out and run the race, a heat, or a semi-final, and believe that you must save yourself for the final.
    • The day I visited, the whole village had turned out for a ‘carrera’, a marathon running race with heats for all age groups, which seemed to last all day.
    • He had barely survived his preliminary and semifinal heats.
    • It sets me up well for the rest of the series and also means I avoid the preliminary heats in the Danish Grand Prix which I am very glad about.
    • First round heats are scheduled for this morning and the finals of the three divisions on Sunday afternoon.
    • Purnell's idea has its roots in kart racing, where heats and finals work very well, and has been well received by Formula One people who do not have vested interests.
    • German Sandra Voelker set a new women's 50m backstroke world record in the preliminary heats of the national championships in Berlin.
    • Slim prospects of bigger surf before the weekend, has resulted in the organisers attempting to complete as many of the 16 round two heats as possible yesterday.
    • The Preliminary heats of the Championships will start Wednesday morning as planned.
    • That's 16 riders racing over 20 heats with a first-place run-off if necessary.
    • Players from all but three of Britain's professional clubs will contest heats over 100 metres, followed by a final.
    • He only just made it through to the final after beating Graham Jarvis in two dual lane races in the heats.

transitive verb

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    (house) calefaccionar
    • So when the sun shines on the roof it gets warm and heats everything up.
    • So even if you're contemplating dining on fruit and vegetables, it's better to heat them gently until warm.
    • As land or ocean water warms, it heats the air next to it and this air begins rising.
    • Electromagnetic waves of radio frequency can make molecules vibrate and heat up - like microwaves heat food.
    • The trail began early that morning before sunrise; with daylight the warm air heated steamy mist above damp soil.
    • The warm sand heated our sleep sacks, and the sound of the waves lapping on the shore was a comforting sound to my ears.
    • When you visit seniors in their home, a meal ready to heat is always a welcome gift.
    • The warm floor helps heat the building and maintain occupant comfort, even after sunset.
    • So far most of the few hundred litres that they've sold have gone to custom paint shops that create designs which reveal themselves when the engine warms up and heats the painted panels, or if the car or motorbike is left in the sun.
    • The bottom line is that it will cost more to keep warm this winter, whether you heat with natural gas, electricity or home heating oil.
    • When they were dry they were damped and rolled for the dampness to spread evenly before they were ironed with an iron heated and reheated on the stove.
    • The sun, his friend for the moment, seemed sullen today, not wishing to warm the straw and heat his limbs in any magnanimous act of good neighbourliness.
    • The water passing through the piping cools rooms by absorbing heat during the summer and is warmed to heat the spaces during the winter.
    • The simplest explanation is that greenhouse warming heated the surface and atmosphere sufficiently.
    • Warmer temperatures had heated the ice mass, causing dense fog to form.
    • To toast, place the spice mix in a bone dry frying pan and heat it until warm and you can smell the fragrance.
    • The pendant seemed to be getting warmer, heating her neck in a comfortable way.
    • Spelthorne Borough Council has made the money available on a first come first served basis to help senior citizens in the area make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat.
    • She heated warm milk, and then served some smoked haddock she had found on a small china plate.
    • Once the engine is warm and has heated up the radiator fluid, which in turn heats the vegetable oil, you can switch the engine to run on straight vegetable oil.

intransitive verb

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