• WordNet 3.6
    • v overheat get excessively and undesirably hot "The car engines overheated"
    • v overheat make excessively or undesirably hot "The room was overheated"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Overheat To heat to excess; to superheat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overheat To heat to excess.
    • n overheat Excessive heat.
    • n overheat Sunstroke.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overheat ō-vėr-hēt′ to heat to excess
    • n Overheat extreme heat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Superheat


In literature:

I'll not overheat them.
"Laddie" by Gene Stratton Porter
Go on, said he to Kissbreech; speak calmly, and do not overheat yourself with too much haste.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
I will not have you travel in the night, nor fatigue and overheat yourself by running on fourscore miles the moment you land.
"The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son" by The Earl of Chesterfield
We think it is because the bad times have made people too poor to overheat themselves with bad spirits of a liquid kind.
"The Euahlayi Tribe" by K. Langloh Parker
Go on, said he to Kissbreech; speak calmly, and do not overheat yourself with too much haste.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II." by Francois Rabelais
I suppose he is afraid she will overheat herself and take cold!
"The Downfall" by Emile Zola
But so low was its surface temperature, that even that enormous disc did not overheat the giant planet.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
Should welding be necessary care should be taken not to overheat in order to make an easy weld.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
I would not overheat myself.
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
Don't overheat yourself; and mind and not get into any scrape with the Malays.
"Middy and Ensign" by G. Manville Fenn

In poetry:

Into all the onward current and this iron time that feels
Its own way with din and clamour through this century of ours
Come I, while the toiling planet like some stricken monster reels
In an overheat to reach the very climax of its powers.
"In The Vanguard" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Farm animals overheat much the same way you do, according to the Maryland Farm Bureau.
Sleeplessness Causes Our Mental Circuits to Overheat .
Toy Could Overheat And Burn You.
Apple is offering replacements for its first-generation iPod nano, which includes a battery that might overheat for some users.
(WBNG Binghamton) Lasko Products Inc recalls a few of its portable electric heater models that can overheat and even start a fire.
But, Sony has recently stated that their new A55 and A33 cameras will overheat after a couple minutes of video capture when the in-body SteadyShot is turned on.
And that's true with any HDSLR, all of which will overheat if you run them long enough.
Pikas that are exposed to temperatures over 80 degrees Fahrenheit tend to overheat and die.
The tank's controller can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, igniting the helicopter and posing fire and burn hazards.
The company says in a regulatory filing Monday that the water pump that cools the turbocharger in some of its cars has a circuit board that can malfunction and overheat.
(WBNG Binghamton) The "Climate Keeper" heaters can overheat and melt.
Involves some 1.7 million dishwashers that can overheat and cause fires.
A woman has 3rd-degree burns after her laptop overheats.
Be careful not to overheat.

In science:

Therefore, any heating process preventing the coolest gas phase from cooling below the ∼0.5 keV temperature floor and providing energy uniformally in a volume-averaged way would overheat the surrounding gas and is ruled out by the data.
Feedback under the microscope II: heating, gas uplift, and mixing in the nearest cluster core
Thus, a uniform, volume-averaged heating mechanism would overheat the surrounding gas and can be ruled out in M 87.• All of the bright Hα and UV filaments are seen in the downstream region of the < 3 Myr old shock front, within a radius of ∼0.6(cid:48) .
Feedback under the microscope II: heating, gas uplift, and mixing in the nearest cluster core
Within the range of uncertaint ies a universal dependency is obtained that can be approximated with a straight line having an evident ly negat ive slope, which corresponds to the expected addit ional overheat ing of the anode. The massive thermocouple junctions prevented obtaining a steeper slope of this dependence.
Quantum Physics and Nanotechnology
The blackbody assumption fails at α > 0.03: then the thermalization time is longer than the inflow time and the disk overheats up to ∼ 109 K (Beloborodov 1998a).
Accretion Disk Models of Luminous Black Holes
However, if the current is too high, the wire overheats and may eventually break down .
Nanowire atomchip traps for sub-micron atom-surface distances