oppressive heat

oppressive heat
uncomfortably high temperatures

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  • Oppressive — Op*press ive, a. [Cf. F. oppressif.] 1. Unreasonably burdensome; unjustly severe, rigorous, or harsh; as, oppressive taxes; oppressive exactions of service; an oppressive game law. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Using oppression; tyrannical; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oppressive — op|pres|sive [əˈpresıv] adj 1.) powerful, cruel, and unfair ▪ an oppressive military regime 2.) weather that is oppressive is unpleasantly hot with no movement of air ▪ the oppressive heat of the afternoon 3.) a situation that is oppressive makes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oppressive — oppressively, adv. oppressiveness, n. /euh pres iv/, adj. 1. burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical: an oppressive king; oppressive laws. 2. causing discomfort by being excessive, intense, elaborate, etc.: oppressive heat. 3. distressing or… …   Universalium

  • oppressive — /əˈprɛsɪv/ (say uh presiv) adjective 1. burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical, as a king, taxes, measures, etc. 2. causing discomfort because uncomfortably great, intense, elaborate, etc.: oppressive heat. 3. distressing or grievous, as… …  

  • heat — I n. warmth 1) to generate, produce; radiate heat 2) to alleviate the heat 3) blistering, extreme, great, intense, oppressive, scorching, stifling, sweltering, unbearable heat 4) dry; penetrating; radiant; red; white heat 5) animal; body heat 6)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • oppressive — [[t]əpre̱sɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe a society, its laws, or customs as oppressive, you think they treat people cruelly and unfairly. The new laws will be just as oppressive as those they replace. ...refugees from the oppressive regime …   English dictionary

  • heat — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 being hot/level of temperature ADJECTIVE ▪ burning, fierce (esp. BrE), great, intense, searing, terrible, tremendous ▪ The soil is baked dry by the fierce …   Collocations dictionary

  • heat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. high temperature (see heat); passion, rage, vehemence; rut, mating period. See sex, excitement. Ant., cold. II Quality of warmth Nouns 1. heat, caloric; warmth, ardor, fervor, fervency; incalescence …   English dictionary for students

  • Heat — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Heat >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 heat heat caloric Sgm: N 1 temperature temperature warmth fervor calidity Sgm: N 1 incalescence incalescence incandescence Sgm: N 1 glow glow …   English dictionary for students

  • heat — n 1. hotness, calefaction, warmth, warmness, caloric, caloricity; torridity, torridness, fieriness, red heat; incandescence, white heat; tepidity, tepidness, lukewarmness, lukewarmth. 2. fever, temperature, Inf. temp, Pathol. pyrexia, febricity,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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