Adjective "warmblooded" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/wɔːmˈblʌdɪd/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to or denoting animals (chiefly mammals and birds) which maintain a constant body temperature, typically above that of the surroundings, by metabolic means; homeothermic.
  1. 'When the carrier insect feeds on a warm-blooded animal, the eggs hatch and the larva penetrates the skin.'
  2. 'Vampire bats are found across Latin America and feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals such as birds, horses and cattle.'
  3. 'Their eggs are large, green, and poisonous to warm-blooded vertebrates, including humans.'
  4. 'Mammals are warm-blooded, furry, have erect stance, give birth to live young and care for them, and replace their teeth only once.'
  5. 'He found that the insects walked toward temperatures close to that of a warm-blooded animal, away from plates that were hotter, and were unaffected by the ones at room temperature.'
  6. 'Rabies is a severe and fatal disease of the central nervous system of warm-blooded animals, including man.'
  7. 'If it fell in the known range of temperatures of a warm-blooded animal, the vinchuca might as well try for a meal.'
  8. 'Only warm-blooded animals have an insulating body covering, such as hair or feathers.'
  9. 'A typical meat-eating animal welfare advocate is personally responsible for the slaughter of twenty-two warm-blooded animals per year, 1,500 in an average lifetime.'
  10. 'Rabies is endemic in the majority of warm-blooded mammals in Thailand, including rats and mice, cat's favourite prey.'
Ardent; passionate.
  1. 'Her musicality shines forth in her lyricism and she made an enchanting peasant Giselle and an ethereal but warm-blooded spirit.'

Definitions

1. Also, endothermic. 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.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be warmblooded."

"animals can be warmblooded."

Origin

(warm-blooded)