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Hot spot

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Noun

a country or region where dangerous or difficult political situations exist or may erupt, esp. where a war, revolution, or a belligerent attitude toward other countries exists or may develop
In the 1960s, Vietnam became a hot spot.
Informal . any area or place of known danger, intrigue, dissension, or instability.
Informal . a nightclub.
Photography . an area of a negative or print revealing excessive light on that part of the subject.
a section of forest or woods where fires frequently occur.
an area hotter than the surrounding surface, as on the shell of a furnace.
Physics . an area of abnormally high radioactivity.
Geology . a region of molten rock below and within the lithosphere that persists long enough to leave a record of uplift and volcanic activity at the earth's surface. Compare plume ( def. 10 ) .
Genetics . a chromosome site or a section of DNA having a high frequency of mutation or recombination.
Veterinary Pathology . a moist, raw sore on the skin of a dog or cat caused by constant licking of an irritation from an allergic reaction, tangled coat, fleas, etc.

Synonyms

noun
box , corner , deep water , difficulty , dilemma , dutch , fix , hole , hot water , jam , plight , quagmire , scrape , soup , trouble

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  • Hot stuff

    a person or thing of exceptional interest or merit., something unconventional, sensational, or daring, a person who is erotically stimulating or is easily...
  • Hot war

    open military conflict; an armed conflict between nations, the increasing tension in the middle east could lead to a hot war .
  • Hot water

    trouble; a predicament, noun, his skipping classes will get him into real hot water when exam time comes ., exigence , exigency , trouble , box , corner...
  • Hotbed

    a bottomless, boxlike, usually glass-covered structure and the bed of earth it covers, heated typically by fermenting manure or electrical cables, for...
  • Hotcake

    a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle[syn: pancake ]
  • Hotchpot

    the bringing together of shares or properties in order to divide them equally, esp. when they are to be divided among the children of a parent dying intestate.
  • Hotchpotch

    a thick soup or stew of vegetables or meat, often thickened with barley., british . hodgepodge., law . a hotchpot.
  • Hotel

    a commercial establishment offering lodging to travelers and sometimes to permanent residents, and often having restaurants, meeting rooms, stores, etc.,...
  • Hotel keeper

    a manager or owner of a hotel.
  • Hotelier

    a manager or owner of a hotel or inn.
  • Hotfoot

    a practical joke in which a match, inserted surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe, is lighted and allowed to burn down., informal...
  • Hothead

    an impetuous or short-tempered person.
  • Hotheaded

    hot or fiery in spirit or temper; impetuous; rash, easily angered; quick to take offense., adjective, hotheaded people shouldn 't drive cars ., easily...
  • Hothouse

    an artificially heated greenhouse for the cultivation of tender plants., of, pertaining to, or noting a plant grown in a hothouse, or so fragile as to...
  • Hotness

    having or giving off heat; having a high temperature, having or causing a sensation of great bodily heat; attended with or producing such a sensation,...
  • Hotspur

    an impetuous or reckless person; a hothead.
  • Hottentot

    khoikhoi.
  • Hough

    scot. hock 1 ( defs. 1, 2 ) ., scot. to hamstring., british dialect obsolete . to clear the throat; hack.
  • Hound

    one of any of several breeds of dogs trained to pursue game either by sight or by scent, esp. one with a long face and large drooping ears., informal ....
  • Hour

    a period of time equal to one twenty-fourth of a mean solar or civil day and equivalent to 60 minutes, any specific one of these 24 periods, usually reckoned...
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