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 for Animal heat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Animal \An"i*mal\, a. [Cf. F. animal.]
     1. Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions.
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     2. Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as
        distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or
        spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites.
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     3. Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food.
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     Animal magnetism. See Magnetism and Mesmerism.
  
     Animal electricity, the electricity developed in some
        animals, as the electric eel, torpedo, etc.
  
     Animal flower (Zool.), a name given to certain marine
        animals resembling a flower, as any species of actinia or
        sea anemone, and other Anthozoa, hydroids, starfishes,
        etc.
  
     Animal heat (Physiol.), the heat generated in the body of a
        living animal, by means of which the animal is kept at
        nearly a uniform temperature.
  
     Animal spirits. See under Spirit.
  
     Animal kingdom, the whole class of beings endowed with
        animal life. It embraces several subkingdoms, and under
        these there are Classes, Orders, Families, Genera,
        Species, and sometimes intermediate groupings, all in
        regular subordination, but variously arranged by different
        writers.
  
     Note: The following are the grand divisions, or subkingdoms,
           and the principal classes under them, generally
           recognized at the present time:
           Vertebrata, including Mammalia or Mammals, Aves or
           Birds, Reptilia, Amphibia, Pisces or Fishes,
           Marsipobranchiata (Craniota); and Leptocardia
           (Acrania). Tunicata, including the Thaliacea, and
           Ascidioidea or Ascidians. Articulata or Annulosa,
           including Insecta, Myriapoda, Malacapoda, Arachnida,
           Pycnogonida, Merostomata, Crustacea (Arthropoda); and
           Annelida, Gehyrea (Anarthropoda).
           Helminthes or Vermes, including Rotifera,
           Ch[ae]tognatha, Nematoidea, Acanthocephala, Nemertina,
           Turbellaria, Trematoda, Cestoidea, Mesozea.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heat \Heat\ (h[=e]t), n. [OE. hete, h[ae]te, AS. h[=ae]tu,
     h[=ae]to, fr. h[=a]t hot; akin to OHG. heizi heat, Dan. hede,
     Sw. hetta. See Hot.]
     1. A force in nature which is recognized in various effects,
        but especially in the phenomena of fusion and evaporation,
        and which, as manifested in fire, the sun's rays,
        mechanical action, chemical combination, etc., becomes
        directly known to us through the sense of feeling. In its
        nature heat is a mode of motion, being in general a form
        of molecular disturbance or vibration. It was formerly
        supposed to be a subtile, imponderable fluid, to which was
        given the name caloric.
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     Note: As affecting the human body, heat produces different
           sensations, which are called by different names, as
           heat or sensible heat, warmth, cold, etc., according to
           its degree or amount relatively to the normal
           temperature of the body.
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     2. The sensation caused by the force or influence of heat
        when excessive, or above that which is normal to the human
        body; the bodily feeling experienced on exposure to fire,
        the sun's rays, etc.; the reverse of cold.
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     3. High temperature, as distinguished from low temperature,
        or cold; as, the heat of summer and the cold of winter;
        heat of the skin or body in fever, etc.
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              Else how had the world . . .
              Avoided pinching cold and scorching heat! --Milton.
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     4. Indication of high temperature; appearance, condition, or
        color of a body, as indicating its temperature; redness;
        high color; flush; degree of temperature to which
        something is heated, as indicated by appearance,
        condition, or otherwise.
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              It has raised . . . heats in their faces. --Addison.
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              The heats smiths take of their iron are a blood-red
              heat, a white-flame heat, and a sparkling or welding
              heat.                                 --Moxon.
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     5. A single complete operation of heating, as at a forge or
        in a furnace; as, to make a horseshoe in a certain number
        of heats.
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     6. A violent action unintermitted; a single effort; a single
        course in a race that consists of two or more courses; as,
        he won two heats out of three.
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              Many causes . . . for refreshment betwixt the heats.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              [He] struck off at one heat the matchless tale of
              "Tam o' Shanter."                     --J. C.
                                                    Shairp.
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     7. Utmost violence; rage; vehemence; as, the heat of battle
        or party. "The heat of their division." --Shak.
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     8. Agitation of mind; inflammation or excitement;
        exasperation. "The heat and hurry of his rage." --South.
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     9. Animation, as in discourse; ardor; fervency; as, in the
        heat of argument.
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              With all the strength and heat of eloquence.
                                                    --Addison.
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     10. (Zool.) Sexual excitement in animals; readiness for
         sexual activity; estrus or rut.
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     11. Fermentation.
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     12. Strong psychological pressure, as in a police
         investigation; as, when they turned up the heat, he took
         it on the lam. [slang]
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     Animal heat, Blood heat, Capacity for heat, etc. See
        under Animal, Blood, etc.
  
     Atomic heat (Chem.), the product obtained by multiplying
        the atomic weight of any element by its specific heat. The
        atomic heat of all solid elements is nearly a constant,
        the mean value being 6.4.
  
     Dynamical theory of heat, that theory of heat which assumes
        it to be, not a peculiar kind of matter, but a peculiar
        motion of the ultimate particles of matter.
  
     Heat engine, any apparatus by which a heated substance, as
        a heated fluid, is made to perform work by giving motion
        to mechanism, as a hot-air engine, or a steam engine.
  
     Heat producers. (Physiol.) See under Food.
  
     Heat rays, a term formerly applied to the rays near the red
        end of the spectrum, whether within or beyond the visible
        spectrum.
  
     Heat weight (Mech.), the product of any quantity of heat by
        the mechanical equivalent of heat divided by the absolute
        temperature; -- called also thermodynamic function, and
        entropy.
  
     Mechanical equivalent of heat. See under Equivalent.
  
     Specific heat of a substance (at any temperature), the
        number of units of heat required to raise the temperature
        of a unit mass of the substance at that temperature one
        degree.
  
     Unit of heat, the quantity of heat required to raise, by
        one degree, the temperature of a unit mass of water,
        initially at a certain standard temperature. The
        temperature usually employed is that of 0[deg] Centigrade,
        or 32[deg] Fahrenheit.
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