2. Characterised by heat, ardor, or animation; easily excited; firely; vehement; passionate; violent; eager. "Achilles is impatient, hot, and revengeful." (Dryden) "There was mouthing in hot haste." (Byron)
3. Lustful; lewd; lecherous.
<botany> Hot wall, a receptacle for the hot water drawn from the condenser by the air pump. This water is returned to the boiler, being drawn from the hot well by the feed pump. In hot water (Fig), in trouble; in difficulties.
Origin: OE. Hot, hat, AS. Hat; akin to OS. Het, D. Heet, OHG. Heiz, G. Heiss, Icel. Heitr, Sw. Het, Dan. Heed, hed; cf. Goth. Heito fever, hais torch. Cf. Heat.
(01 Mar 1998)
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