raise the temperature

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.
See also: raise, temperature

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.
See also: lower, raise, temperature
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Once the magnetic nanoparticles are exposed to the cancer cells and naturally some healthy cells as well, an alternating magnetic field outside the patients body will raise the temperature of these nanoparticles and generate heat.
The performance of any drying system is based on using the minimum heat to raise the temperature to the appropriate drying temperature while maintaining a constant material temperature at the throat of the injection molding machine or extruder.
We use three-faced heaters which raise the temperature of the room and large fans to circulate the heat.
They wasted no time in diving into Take Back This City and made a promise to raise the temperature of the near-capacity crowd.
RIHANNA is soaking up the sun in Hawaii - so here's something to raise the temperature for her fans who aren't so lucky.
it's cold outside but these sexy shots of stunner Katie Larmour will certainly raise the temperature.
Patrice loves to wind people up and raise the temperature.
The key to eliminating bedbugs is to raise the temperature of the affected surfaces to at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit for several hours to kill the eggs and the bugs First, remove all bed linen, clothing and clutter.
Poet Dr Richard Marggraf Turley from the English department said although a few "blushes and flushes" could visibly seen in the volunteers' faces, it was too early to say if LOVE poems helped raise the temperature a few notches when read by volunteers in a scientific experiment at Aberystwyth University yesterday.
In Norway, other coverings are made from polyurethane strips that form a tent to raise the temperature around the vines prior to and during bloom.
1 : a unit for measuring heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree Celsius
He will turn on his fans to increase air circulation and water the trees to help raise the temperature if needed, he said.
Using this technique, the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a sample is monitored.
The "setbacks" raise the temperature of the 230,000-SF warehouse from -5 degrees to -1 degree Fahrenheit for five to six hours each afternoon.