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red-hot (comparative more red-hot, superlative most red-hot)

  1. Heated to the point that it glows with a visible red color.
    The smith's apprentice was still wary of manipulating the red-hot metal.
    • 1845, Edgar Allan Poe, The Thousand-And Second Tale of Scheherazade:
      Among this nation of necromancers there was also one who had in his veins the blood of the salamanders; for he made no scruple of sitting down to smoke his chibouc in a red-hot oven until his dinner was thoroughly roasted upon its floor.
    • 1898, Joseph Conrad, Youth:
      The cat heads had burned away, and the two red-hot anchors had gone to the bottom, tearing out after them two hundred fathom of red-hot chain.
  2. (hyperbolic) very hot
    that curry was red-hot
  3. Emotionally charged, especially with anger or enthusiasm.
    He really delivered a red-hot speech today.
  4. Having a very strong sexual appeal.
    Did you see that red-hot picture of Liv Tyler in today's paper?
  5. Very fresh, exciting, and up-to-date.
    Tune in at ten to catch this red-hot story!
    • 2021 September 1, Taylor Lorenz, “She’s the Investor Guru for Online Creators”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      She sits at the intersection of start-up investing and the fast-growing ecosystem of online creators, both of which are red hot.

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red-hot (plural red-hots)

  1. (dated, US) Alternative spelling of red hot

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