overheated

adjective over·heat·ed \ ˌō-vər-ˈhē-təd \
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

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

  1. She worked in a stuffy, overheated office.

  2. The discussion was getting overheated.

  3. The market for new houses is overheated.

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First Known Use of overheated

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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OVERHEATED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of overheated for English Language Learners

  • : too hot

  • : too excited or emotional

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



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