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superheat

verb su·per·heat \ ˌsü-pər-ˈhēt \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of superheat

transitive verb
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


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superheat

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

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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First Known Use of superheat

1852


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