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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.
See also: lower, raise, temperature
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The sun poured down its burning rays upon the heathen deities of marble and bronze: it raised the temperature of the water in the conch shells, and ripened, on the walls, those magnificent peaches, of which the king, fifty years later, spoke so regretfully, when, at Marly, on an occasion of a scarcity of the finer sorts of peaches being complained of, in the beautiful gardens there - gardens which had cost France double the amount that had been expended on Vaux - the
THE high level of dust particles in the atmosphere, which has caused breathing problems and raised the temperature, will gradually clear by Saturday evening, the met office said.
Certainly, an unseemly spat between Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright this week raised the temperature in Dublin's Premier League meeting.
As the crowd poured out, it appeared that Snow Patrol are men of their word, having indeed raised the temperature enough to have thawed the freezing streets considerably.
United defender Evra raised the temperature for tomorrow night's Old Trafford showdown by comparing the Gunners to an academy side.
Months of posturing and sabre-rattling by both sides culminated in the Ugandan police raising the national flag on the island, a move that raised the temperature and increased the fist-shaking and exchange of insults.
The Offenders meanwhile, raised the temperature with greasy funk workouts.
They held the lead until 11 minutes from time when defender Mark Allen raised the temperature with an opportunist equaliser.
If you placed a diamond in an oven and raised the temperature to about 1405 deg Fahrenheit, it will simply vanish without even ash remaining.
A goalless first half was ruined by horrendous weather but Frew's Jamie Docherty raised the temperature with an ambitious chip that hit the bar early in the second half.
CURVY Carmen Electra really raised the temperature at the American Dance Music Awards in Miami.
Engulfing the entire planet, the storm is the largest observed on the Red Planet in the past 25 years and already has raised the temperature of the frigid Martian atmosphere by 30 [degrees] C.
Andrews carefully raised the temperature of carbon dioxide and found that, as the temperature went up, more and more pressure was required to liquefy it.
Within these acoustic waves, regions of higher pressure raised the temperature of the photons ever so slightly, while expansion created lower-pressure regions that reduced it.
The recent sweltering weather has raised the temperature of the sea, drawing marine life into the shallows where it's cooler, say coastguards in Skegness, Lincs.