heat wave

heat wave
noun
a wave of unusually hot weather
Hypernyms: ↑wave

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noun
1. : a wave of thermal radiation

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1. an air mass of high temperature covering an extended area and moving relatively slowly.
2. a period of abnormally hot and usually humid weather.
[1875-80]

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heat wave,
a period of very hot weather: »

Hundreds of tons of pineapples rendered unfit for consumption during the heat wave in December were being dumped or buried on farms in the East London area (Cape Times).

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n. a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather

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noun, pl ⋯ waves [count]
: a period of unusually hot weather

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