ETYM Latin calefactio: cf. French caléfaction.
The property of being warming; SYN. incalescence.
The process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature; SYN. warming.
1. Process of approaching thermal equilibrium after turn on.
2. Exercising in preparation for strenuous activity; SYN. tune-up, prolusion. warm up
3. When you do light exercises before playing a sport or exercising with greater effort, you warm up. When performers play musical instruments or sing just before a performance in order to be ready, they warm up.
4. Light exercises done before playing a sport or exercising with greater effort are called a warm-up. When a performer plays an instrument or sings just before a performance in order to be ready, this is a warm-up.
5. Warm-up clothes are worn during a warm-up. Warm-up exercises are done before playing a sport or exercising. A warm-up game, round, and so on, is played in order to warm up for the actual game.