overheated

adjective
over·​heat·​ed | \ˌō-vər-ˈhē-təd \

Definition of overheated 

1 : perfervid

2 : characterized by marked inflation from an increase in demand and a decrease in supply an overheated economy

Examples of overheated in a Sentence

She worked in a stuffy, overheated office. The discussion was getting overheated. The market for new houses is overheated.
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President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are now planning to meet in late November, which means that there will be plenty of opportunity for overheated rhetoric until then. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Tech’s Red October Should Flash a Yellow Light," 12 Oct. 2018 The Arizona Republic getting so many death threats over an endorsement is an example of how overheated the rhetoric is. Fox News, "Eric Trump: Hypocrisy of the media is really incredible," 3 Aug. 2018 In a worst-case scenario, an overheated phone’s battery can start to leak or catch fire, putting you at serious risk. Billy Perrigo, Time, "6 Easy Ways to Keep Your Phone Safe in the Summer Heat," 22 June 2018 People both well-meaning and self-interested argue about whether supply and demand actually applies on the neighborhood scale in an overheated housing market. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Big Tech Isn’t the Problem With Homelessness. It’s All of Us," 21 June 2018 The production was a disaster, with a malfunctioning dry-ice machine, overheated costumes and an unfinished score that Mr. Knussen continued tweaking for another four years. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Oliver Knussen, influential composer of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ opera, dies at 66," 12 July 2018 Some residents were furious the system malfunctioned, which the mayor attributed to an overheated modem. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Hartford PD: Six Days After Boy's Drowning, Man Falsely Reports Another," 10 July 2018 Come summertime, chefs at Louisville restaurants adapt to our wish for light, refreshing fare with menu updates designed to tantalize overheated palates. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "How Louisville chefs re-imagine menus when you're just too hot to eat," 3 July 2018 The overheated axle bearing could cause a fire on the train if not deal with immediately. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "The Hammond Train Wreck of 1918 Killed Scores of Circus Performers," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of overheated

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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overheated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of overheated

: too hot

: too excited or emotional

of a market or economy : having too much activity, growth, etc.

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