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hot

adjective
 
 
/hɒt/ (hotter, hottest)
VERY WARM A1 having a high temperature: a hot summer's day a hot drink/meal I'm too hot in this jacket.Hot and heatSultriness and humidity
SPICY B1 Hot food contains strong spices that cause a burning feeling in your mouth: Be careful. The chilli sauce is very hot.Various qualities of food
EXCITING informal exciting or interesting: Hollywood's hottest new actressExciting and interesting
a hot issue/topic a subject that people discuss and have strong feelings about: The legalization of drugs is a hot topic. →  See also piping hot , red-hot Exciting and interestingDebate and discussion
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