overheat

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verb over·heat \ˌō-vər-ˈhēt\

Definition of overheat

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to heat to excess

  3. 2 :  to stimulate or agitate unduly

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become heated beyond a safe or desirable point

Examples of overheat in a sentence

  1. I overheated the food in the microwave.

  2. Be careful not to overheat the engine.

14th Century

First Known Use of overheat

14th century


OVERHEAT Defined for English Language Learners

overheat

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verb over·heat \ˌō-vər-ˈhēt\

Definition of overheat for English Language Learners

  • : to become too hot

  • : to cause (something) to become too hot


OVERHEAT Defined for Kids

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verb over·heat \ˌō-vər-ˈhēt\

Definition of overheat for Students

overheated

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overheating

  1. :  to heat too much :  become too hot The engine overheated.



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