su·​per·​hot ˌsü-pər-ˈhät How to pronounce superhot (audio)
: extremely hot: such as
: having or being an extremely high temperature
… most traditional steak houses mark the steak on a ridged or flat grill, then finish it in a superhot broiler.Harvey Steinman
… unlike other portable coffeemakers on the market, … it can withstand superhot temperatures.Elizabeth Goldbaum
also : superheated sense 1
superhot gases
: extremely violent or fierce
a superhot temper
: extremely popular or in demand
a superhot song/performer/toy
Collectors have turned some of these cards … into a superhot property.Mark D. Fefer
: extremely pungent or peppery
Though hot sauce purists insist superhot sauces are merely a novelty, they remain popular.Sam Gugino
: extremely sexy
He was superhot, with broad, muscular shoulders, ripped abs, and the most beautifully bronzed skin I'd ever seen.Karen Robinovitz

Examples of superhot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So engineers must create those ions by energizing tin droplets or gas into a superhot plasma. IEEE Spectrum, 30 Dec. 2011 Wall Street money managers sell their underperforming energy stocks and, to keep up with highly competitive peers, buy NVIDIA NVDA +0.2% DIA +0.4% and that mere handful of superhot names. John Navin, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 These creatures indeed had hydrogenase--a superhot version. Will Hively, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Accessing this superhot geothermal energy could be a key part of achieving net zero emission goals by 2050, according to Quaise executives. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Jan. 2024 For more than 70 years, fusion research has largely focused on mimicking the inside of the sun in reactors known as tokamaks, which trap superhot hydrogen gas within strong magnetic fields so that atoms will collide and fuse. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, 13 Nov. 2023 The advantage of the superhot peppers is economy of scale. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 26 Oct. 2023 Underground radiators and superhot rocks Fervo faces fierce competition for the future of geothermal. Brad Plumer, New York Times, 28 Aug. 2023 Even the coolest, most downbeat look—jeans and a tank from superhot Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta—is paradoxically made of leather. Sally Singer, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superhot was in 1846

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“Superhot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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