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warm-blood·ed

also warm·blood·ed (wôrm′blŭd′ĭd)
adj.
1. Zoology Maintaining a relatively constant and warm body temperature independent of environmental temperature; homeothermic.
2. Ardent; passionate.

warm′-blood′ed·ness, warm′blood′ed·ness n.

warm-blooded

adj
1. ardent, impetuous, or passionate
2. (Zoology) (of birds and mammals) having a constant body temperature, usually higher than the temperature of the surroundings. Technical name: homoiothermic
ˌwarm-ˈbloodedness n

warm′-blood′ed

or warm′blood′ed,



adj.
1. of or designating animals, as mammals and birds, having a body temperature that is relatively constant and independent of the environment.
2. ardent; impetuous: warm-blooded valor.
[1785–95]
warm′-blood′ed•ness, n.

warm-blood·ed

(wôrm′blŭd′ĭd)
Having a relatively warm body temperature that stays about the same regardless of changes in the temperature of the surroundings. Birds and mammals are warm-blooded.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.warm-blooded - having warm blood (in animals whose body temperature is internally regulated)
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
cold-blooded - having cold blood (in animals whose body temperature is not internally regulated)

warm-blooded

adjective homeothermic or homeothermal (technical) the theory that dinosaurs were warm-blooded
Translations

warm-blooded

[ˈwɔːmˈblʌdɪd] ADJde sangre caliente

warm-blooded

adjwarmblütig; (fig)heißblütig; warm-blooded animalWarmblüter m

warm-blooded

[ˌwɔːmˈblʌdɪd] adj (animal) → a sangue caldo

warm

(woːm) adjective
1. moderately, or comfortably, hot. Are you warm enough, or shall I close the window?; a warm summer's day.
2. (of clothes) protecting the wearer from the cold. a warm jumper.
3. welcoming, friendly, enthusiastic etc. a warm welcome; a warm smile.
4. tending to make one hot. This is warm work!
5. (of colours) enriched by a certain quantity of red or pink, or (of red etc) rich and bright. a warm red; I don't want white walls – I want something warmer.
verb
1. to make moderately hot. He warmed his hands in front of the fire.
2. to become friendly (towards) or enthusiastic (about). She warmed to his charm.
noun
an act of warming. Give your hands a warm in front of the fire.
ˈwarmly adverb
warmness noun
ˈwarmth () noun
the state of being warm. the warmth of the fire; The actor was delighted by the warmth of the applause; The warmth of her smile made me feel welcome.
ˌwarm-ˈblooded adjective
1. having a blood temperature greater than that of the surrounding atmosphere. warm-blooded animals such as man.
2. enthusiastic; passionate. When I was young and warm-blooded, I was passionate about many things that don't interest me now.
warmed-over adjective
(American).
1. warmed up or heated again. warmed-over soup.
2. (of a story, idea etc) that has been heard many times before so that it is no longer interesting or relevant.
ˌwarmˈhearted adjective
kind and affectionate. a warmhearted old lady; a warmhearted action.
ˌwarmˈheartedness noun
warm up
to make or become warm. The room will soon warm up; Have a cup of coffee to warm you up.
References in classic literature ?
She shall still recline Upon the scented balustrade and glow With spring that thrills her warm blood into wine.
True, other fish are found exceedingly brisk in those Hyperborean waters; but these, be it observed, are your cold-blooded, lungless fish, whose very bellies are refrigerators; creatures, that warm themselves under the lee of an iceberg, as a traveller in winter would bask before an inn fire; whereas, like man, the whale has lungs and warm blood.
On the way, I had felt my hands wet from the warm blood flowing from the wounds.
It is because there is no warm blood in them," remarked the Wizard.
In a frenzy of passion and blood lust aroused by his wounds, disappointment and the taste of warm blood which still smeared his lips and face, he had been seeking the female when he suddenly stumbled upon the hapless Sing.
That delightful time, that generous season, that ruling by warm blood, were all very fine things, no doubt; but I do not regret them at all.
He recalled the scene within the temple when he had lain stretched upon the sacrificial altar, while La, with high-raised dagger, stood above him, and the rows of priests and priestesses awaited, in the ecstatic hysteria of fanaticism, the first gush of their victim's warm blood, that they might fill their golden goblets and drink to the glory of their Flaming God.
He looked at her in amazement, and would have believed that she was making fun of him had it not been for the warm blood that suddenly suffused her cheeks.
It was directly after receiving one of these in his arm, that Mr Haredale, making a keener thrust as he felt the warm blood spirting out, plunged his sword through his opponent's body to the hilt.
I saw my death before me; but I was hot and panting, with the warm blood oozing out on my face and running pleasantly through my veins.
Her voice was soft and musical--Tarzan could scarce realize that its possessor in a moment more would be transformed by the fanatical ecstasy of religious zeal into a wild-eyed and bloodthirsty executioner, who, with dripping knife, would be the first to drink her victim's red, warm blood from the little golden cup that stood upon the altar.
He was ranging at the head of the pack, running the wild thing down, the living meat, to kill with his own teeth and wash his muzzle to the eyes in warm blood.