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warm

adjective [-er/-est only]  /wɔrm/ us  

warm adjective [-er/-est only] (HIGH TEMPERATURE)

having a fairly high temperature, but not hot: Warm bread always tastes better. Just let me sit in the sun so I can get warm. Warm clothes or covers keep out the cold and make you feel comfortable: a warm winter coat a warm woolen hat and mittens

warm adjective [-er/-est only] (FRIENDLY)

friendly and affectionate: Grace is a warm, caring woman.

warm adjective [-er/-est only] (COLORS)

art /wɔrm/ (of colors) light and bright, and esp. containing red, yellow, or orange

warm

verb [I/T]  /wɔrm/ us  

warm verb [I/T] (HIGH TEMPERATURE)

to rise to a higher temperature, or to cause something to rise to a higher temperature: [T] He rubbed his hands together to warm them. [I] The water in the kettle warms quickly.
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