Meaning of warm-blooded


Pronunciation: (wôrm'blud'id), [key]
— adj.
  1. designating or pertaining to animals, as mammals and birds, whose blood ranges in temperatures from about 98° to 112°F (37° to 44°C) and remains relatively constant, irrespective of the temperature of the surrounding medium; homoiothermal.
  2. ardent, impetuous, or passionate: young and warm-blooded valor.
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