overheat overheat  /ˈoʊ vər ˌhit/


  1. (v) get excessively and undesirably hot
  2. (v) make excessively or undesirably hot


  1. Don't overheat or overcool rooms.
  2. The biggest challenge was the battery too small and it would lack power, too large and it would overheat.
  3. The reactor immediately began to overheat dangerously, but since the emergency cooling system had been shut off some twelve hours earlier, there was no backup.


  1. The U.S. Economic Recovery: Long, Slow, but Still Going

    Growth is mediocre, but there's no sign of overheating in any market
    on June 14, 2013     Source: BusinessWeek

  2. Save Your Pet From Heat Exhaustion

    Although warmer weather may mean more time outside with our pets, it also means being more careful that they don't overheat.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WTVY Dothan

  3. Small fire at Oak Ridge Uitility District building extinguished

    OAK RIDGE — A light ballast that failed caused the fixture to overheat and ignited paper backing on insulation in the ceiling of the Oak Ridge Utitlity District building on South Jefferson Circle about 6:40 a.m. Thursday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Knoxville News Sentinel


  1. "I wouldn't say he did overheat, but we didn't want him to, and it was clearly gaining on him," Jauron said.
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Dick Jauron Source: USA Today

  2. "That was a great race and it was a lot of fun," said Carpentier. "The car was running well for most of the race, except at the end when it started to overheat a little bit. I think there must have been some debris left in the radiators and...
    on Mar 24, 2007 By: Patrick Carpentier Source: Motorsport.com

  3. "We are not going to lose soldiers because they overheat," Mr. Leslie told reporters.
    on Apr 12, 2007 By: Andrew Leslie Source: National Post

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