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English definition of “hot”

hot

adjective [-er/-est only] (SPICY)   /hɑt/ (-tt-)
(of food) causing a feeling in the mouth like burning or tingling (= as if a lot of sharp points are being put in quickly and lightly): If you like curry really hot, you can add some hot peppers and hot sauce.
(Definition of hot adjective (SPICY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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