su·​per·​heat·​ed | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌhē-təd How to pronounce superheated (audio) , ˌsü-pər-ˈhē- \

Definition of superheated

1 : subjected to superheating
2 : very hot also : exceedingly emotional or intense superheated debate

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Examples of superheated in a Sentence

certain superheated liquids change to gas with almost explosive violence a superheated, rancorous argument on how the child should be raised
Recent Examples on the Web The high-pressure release of steam caused superheated water vapor to fill the building the men were working in. Christine Dempsey,, 2 June 2021 An amazing new view of the Milky Way provided by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory reveals the threads of superheated gas and magnetic fields that weave the cosmic tapestry together. Julia Musto, Fox News, 29 May 2021 But it might be described more accurately as a deliciously absurdist, fundamentally serious, even philosophical enterprise that uses a superheated revenge plot to address our common need for making sense out of life. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 13 May 2021 As the volcano continues to spew ash and pyroclastic flow, a deadly mixture of superheated gases, rock and mud, the ongoing danger has complicated efforts to deliver aid. Patrick Oppmann, CNN, 24 Apr. 2021 The action feels too new and too superheated to extrapolate. Samanth Subramanian, Quartz, 25 Feb. 2021 Now, process heat from NuScale’s module is heating water and then zapping the hydrogen out of the superheated steam. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 14 Dec. 2020 Fusion melds isotopes of hydrogen together in a superheated gas, or plasma—mirroring the process that powers the stars. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, 2 Dec. 2020 Appearing like a crack in the surface, the feature looks like a recent fissure eruption, where subsurface volcanic activity has caused superheated volcanic ash and dust to burst through the surface. Jonathan O’callaghan New York Times, Star Tribune, 27 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of superheated

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of superheated was in 1827

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8 Jun 2021

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“Superheated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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