Overheat



[oh-ver-heet] /ˌoʊ vərˈhit/

verb (used with object)
1.
to heat to excess.
2.
to excite or agitate; make vehement:
a crowd overheated by rabble-rousers.
verb (used without object)
3.
to become overheated:
a stove that overheats alarmingly; a temper that overheats with little provocation.
noun
4.
the state or condition of being overheated; excessive heat, agitation, or vehemence.
/ˌəʊvəˈhiːt/
verb
1.
to make or become excessively hot
2.
(transitive; often passive) to make very agitated, irritated, etc
3.
(intransitive) (of an economy) to tend towards inflation, often as a result of excessive growth in demand
4.
(transitive) to cause (an economy) to tend towards inflation
noun
5.
the condition of being overheated
v.

“to make too hot” (transitive), late 14c., from over- + heat (v.). Intransitive sense “to become too hot” is from 1902, originally in reference to motor engines. Related: Overheated; overheating.

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