superheated

adjective su·per·heat·ed \ ˈsü-pər-ˌhē-təd , ˌsü-pər-ˈhē- \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of superheated

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

Examples of superheated in a Sentence

  1. certain superheated liquids change to gas with almost explosive violence

  2. a superheated, rancorous argument on how the child should be raised

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First Known Use of superheated

1827

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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