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superheat

verb su·per·heat \ ˌsü-pər-ˈhēt \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of superheat

1 : to heat (a vapor not in contact with its own liquid) so as to cause to remain free from suspended liquid droplets
  • superheated steam
2 : to heat (a liquid) above the boiling point without converting into vapor

superheater

noun

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First Known Use of superheat

1849

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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superheat

noun su·per·heat \ ˈsü-pər-ˌhēt , ˌsü-pər-ˈhēt \

Definition of superheat

: the extra heat imparted to a vapor in superheating it from a dry and saturated condition; also : the corresponding rise of temperature

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1852

in the meaning defined above

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