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superheated

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adjective su·per·heat·ed \-ˌhē-təd, -ˈhē-\

Definition of superheated

  1. 1 :  subjected to superheating

  2. 2 :  very hot; also :  exceedingly emotional or intense <superheated debate>



Examples of superheated in a sentence

  1. <certain superheated liquids change to gas with almost explosive violence>

  2. <a superheated, rancorous argument on how the child should be raised>



1857

First Known Use of superheated

1857

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