superheated

adjective
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

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 Fed’s goal is to reduce the superheated demand for goods and services that has caused prices to mount. Larry Edelman, BostonGlobe.com, 19 June 2022 Light gets bent and twisted around by gravity as it gets sucked into the abyss along with superheated gas and dust. Seth Borenstein, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 May 2022 The image of a hazy golden ring of superheated gas and bending light was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope, a network of eight radio observatories scattered across the globe. Corinne Purtillstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022 Light gets chaotically bent and twisted around by gravity as it gets sucked into the abyss along with superheated gas and dust. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 12 May 2022 Light gets chaotically bent and twisted around by gravity as it gets sucked into the abyss along with superheated gas and dust. Seth Borenstein, Anchorage Daily News, 12 May 2022 Light gets chaotically bent and twisted around by gravity as it gets sucked into the abyss along with superheated gas and dust. Seth Borenstein, ajc, 12 May 2022 Light gets chaotically bent and twisted around by gravity as it gets sucked into the abyss along with superheated gas and dust. Seth Borenstein, Chicago Tribune, 12 May 2022 The superheated material can be used to produce steam that can generate electricity by spinning a turbine or powering an engine. Jackie Snow, WSJ, 24 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of superheated

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

2 Jul 2022

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“Superheated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superheated. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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