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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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Experts have found that raising the temperature by 4 degrees Celsius in Shark Bay has led to the destruction of a significant proportion of seaweed, which is the basis of the local ecosystem.
Raising the temperature at which ice crystals grow makes frost form more readily on and in plants.
They used an oven to heat popcorn, raising the temperature in 10 degrees intervals and recording the kernels as they grew hotter and eventually began popping.
This involves raising the temperature of the desiccant to a point where the moisture retained in the desiccant is "boiled off".
KEYED UP Tiffany gets tuned in to what blokes want for club appearance yesterday SHOWER POWER Raising the temperature TRUE BLUE Model strikes a sexy pose
Farmers in Sompeta are strongly opposing the plan to set up a thermal power plant as they fear that it will destroy the surrounding wetlands and the environment by raising the temperature and causing pollution.
But there was no doubt which classic song went down best, with Rio raising the temperature on an otherwise dark and wet night.
Mother Nature cooperated that afternoon, turning the winds but raising the temperature into the 50s.
Kinetic energy from the motor is imparted into the mixing material and is converted mostly to thermal energy, raising the temperature of the mix within the mixing chamber.
Raising the temperature to a fever of excitement, Hooks set countless female hearts a-flutter with his provocative dance moves and raw, yet accomplished lyrics.
"What is new, is seeing how it all relates to climate change," he says, adding that raising the temperature in urban areas like New York, where there is limited vegetation to reflect heat and lots of concrete to absorb it, exacerbates health problems.
Raising the temperature in the bedroom will also help.
Their feathers collectively trap heat, raising the temperature in the center of the flock as much as 10 [degrees] C (18 [degrees] F).
By raising the temperature slightly, these hardened crystals of wax may not soften enough.
But she'll still need all the alternative energy she can muster to stop vested interests raising the temperature. Expect demands for bio-ethanol petrol bombs and no carbon footprints on the Garvaghy Road.