Definition of overheat
1 : to heat to excess
2 : to stimulate or agitate unduly
: to become heated beyond a safe or desirable point
Examples of overheat in a Sentence
I overheated the food in the microwave.
Be careful not to overheat the engine.
Recent Examples of overheat from the Web
One of the major reasons for breakdowns in summer is actually overheating.
The second batch also tended to overheat, prompting Samsung to discontinue the Note 7.
Parliament’s Committee on Climate Change, which draws members from all political parties, said a growing number of heatwaves is turning many modern glass buildings into greenhouses, overheating the people inside.
Children overheat three to five times faster than adults and have died from heat stroke in temperatures as low as 60 degrees.
At high humidity, sweating becomes much less effective, allowing you to overheat even if air temperature is a bit below body temperature.
Last year, Samsung recalled Galaxy Note 7 after a manufacturing defect caused some to overheat and catch fire.
Restlessness, panting, sweaty feet, drooling and excessive grooming are symptoms of overheating in cats.
Fire off too many weapons, too many turns in a row, and your mech will overheat and shut down for multiple turns.
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First Known Use of overheat
OVERHEAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overheat for English Language Learners
: to become too hot
: to cause (something) to become too hot
OVERHEAT Defined for Kids
Definition of overheat for Students
: to heat too much : become too hot The engine overheated.
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