heats

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heats

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of heat

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heats

  1. plural of heat (countable senses)
  2. (plural noun, dated) A period of hot weather.
    Everyone suffered during the heats of July.
    • 1830, Usher Parsons, On the comparative influence of Vegetable and Animal Decomposition as a cause of Fever.[1]:
      The heats of the spring, says M. Berthe, (which I need not observe are considerable at Seville,) were at this time beginning to be felt.
    • 1871, Robert Scott Burn, Masonry, Bricklaying and Plastering[2], published 2015, page 156:
      During the heats of summer the mortar is injured by a too rapid desiccation.
    • 1901, Albert Matthews, The Term Indian Summer[3], page 34:
      Day after day succeeds of most delicious, dreamy softness; not enervating like the heats of summer, but exhilarating to soul and body.

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