superheat


1su·per·heat

transitive verb \ˌsü-pər-ˈhēt\

Definition of SUPERHEAT

1
:  to heat (a vapor not in contact with its own liquid) so as to cause to remain free from suspended liquid droplets <superheated steam>
2
:  to heat (a liquid) above the boiling point without converting into vapor
su·per·heat·er noun

First Known Use of SUPERHEAT

1859

2su·per·heat

noun \ˈsü-pər-ˌhēt, ˌsü-pər-ˈ\

Definition of SUPERHEAT

:  the extra heat imparted to a vapor in superheating it from a dry and saturated condition; also :  the corresponding rise of temperature

First Known Use of SUPERHEAT

1884

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