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- Third-person singular simple present indicative form of heat
- plural of (countable senses)
- (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.:
- 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, 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, page 34:
- Day after day succeeds of most delicious, dreamy softness; not enervating like the heats of summer, but exhilarating to soul and body.