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raise the temperature

To increase the emotions surrounding something, especially negative ones. With the region already on the cusp of war, many fear that the ambassador's comments risk raising the temperature further.
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raise/lower the ˈtemperature

(informal) increase/decrease the amount of excitement, emotion, etc. in a situation: His angry refusal raised the temperature of the meeting.The government tried to lower the political temperature by agreeing to some of the demands.
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Sunlight raises the temperature of continents more than it does of the oceans.
Elsewhere, it might be rainy and cold outside but Vicky Fleming Brown raises the temperature with sexy undies.
IN THE PINK: Justin struts his stuff in a sharp suit while Pink, below, raises the temperature with her steamy show PICTURES:KEVINMAZUR/WIREIMAGE.
He raises the temperature just once, adding unexpected bite to The Grim Trucker in an otherwise beguiling set of songs.
The Sunheater[TM] solar pool heating system raises the temperature of pool water by 10[degrees]F (6[degrees]C) or more.
If this process raises the temperature of the surrounding hydrogel spheres above 31[degrees]C, the spheres expel water and contract.
Phil Bateman, corporate affairs director of parent company Travel, West Midlands, said: "I think what we are looking for is to see whether the government would let on-the-spot fines be introduced for some of the offences like smoking on board buses, which is clearly anti-social, and it raises the temperature quite a lot among passengers when people ignore the notices.
ELIZABETH Hurley raises the temperature in her new film Double Whammy, in a clinch with Denis Leary.
That tranquillity soon passes, however, as van Dyk raises the temperature with the house beats of ``Pikes,'' as the tracks fuse one into the next in a continuous mix.
Increasing the fill rate also raises the temperature at which packing is accomplished.
Oxygen added to the liquor through the SCOL process oxidizes sulphur and organics, creating a chemical reaction which raises the temperature to the combustion point.
Exothermic oxidation of the metallic fuels in the ceramic welding powder raises the temperature of the refractory surface to be repaired to 4000-5500F.
While recognizing that nickel raises the temperature at which superconductivity occurs, Cava and his co-workers aren| certain why.