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

Definition of overheated

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

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She worked in a stuffy, overheated office. The discussion was getting overheated. The market for new houses is overheated.
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Recent Examples on the Web The overheated rhetoric is based on the misconception that 5G heralds a new era of services for end-users. Kevin Werbach For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "5G won't be the disruptive change many claim it will be," 3 Feb. 2020 So too are the increases in malaria, dengue fever, lung disease and starvation that are more common in an overheated world shrouded in dirty air. Time, "The Irony of Finding So Many Exoplanets in a Time of Climate Change," 21 Jan. 2020 Once a depopulated de Chirico landscape of decaying Art Deco structures backlighted by Technicolor skies, the city has finally lived up to its own overheated hype. New York Times, "The $120,000 Banana Wins Art Basel," 6 Dec. 2019 It’s overheated arguments, followed closely by dubious officiating. Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, "Outrage over interference call dominates World Series talk ahead of Game 7. A-Rod calls it ‘a terrible call.' Steve Stone tweets it’s a ‘bad rule’ but the right decision.," 30 Oct. 2019 As Wednesday’s session grew more noisy and bitter, several lawmakers urged Johnson to temper his language, saying Britain’s political climate is becoming dangerously overheated. BostonGlobe.com, "LONDON — An unrepentant Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed off cries of ‘‘Resign!’’ and dared his foes to try to topple him Wednesday at a raucous session of Parliament, a day after Britain’s highest court ruled he acted illegally in suspending the body ahead of the Brexit deadline.," 26 Sep. 2019 In the present overheated state of official Washington, there may be no alternative to charging into an impeachment trial whose outcome is a foregone conclusion. Conrad Black, National Review, "An Impeachment Role for the Supreme Court?," 18 Dec. 2019 The optimistic case for India’s banks is that something similar is playing out across the financial system: real problems, and an overheated market response. The Economist, "It has been a torrid week for Indian banks," 3 Oct. 2019 Second, its overheated and bombastic rhetoric is undermining America’s foundational ideals and the sense of fair play in politics. Garrett M. Graff, Wired, "Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security," 11 Dec. 2019

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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 24 Feb. 2020.

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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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