over·​heat·​ed | \ ˌō-vər-ˈhē-təd How to pronounce overheated (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, there were moratoriums on student loan and rent payments, both helping support an overheated economy. William Dunkelberg, Forbes, 21 June 2022 The Fed lifts rates to curb borrowing, cool off an overheated economy and fend off inflation spikes. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 15 June 2022 Renters, the rich, and the poor are losing the economy For the rest of America, an overheated economy isn’t feeling so hot. Hillary Hoffower, Fortune, 12 June 2022 That slowdown may signal that an overheated economy struggling with high inflation is cooling down. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 2 June 2022 The Fed is expected to raise rates even more over the next year in an attempt to cool the overheated economy. Colin Lodewick, Fortune, 6 May 2022 The President‘s new nominees to the Board while clear on their commitment to disinflation have yet to make clear their recognition that inflation has its roots in an overheated economy. Lawrence H. Summers, Time, 17 Mar. 2022 Mike Clark, chief executive of Dobbs Truck Group, a Peterbilt dealer based in Memphis, said the overheated used market is becoming increasingly risky. Bob Tita, WSJ, 9 May 2022 In an overheated labor market, employees—not executives—dictate the best way to work. Joe Du Bey, Forbes, 6 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of overheated

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Overheated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overheated. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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