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.
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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