overheated overheated  /ˈoʊ vər ˌhi tɪd/


  • (adj) heated beyond a safe or desirable point


  1. In a nutshell, the economy overheated and the government was too slow to respond, says Jonathan Pincus, chief economist for the United Nations Development Program in Vietnam.
  2. Eighteen months ago, when the world was awash in asset bubbles, there was perhaps no market more overheated than commodities.
  3. Ten years ago novels were expanding rapidly, like little overheated primordial galaxies.


  1. Oct. trial date for Palisade mom whose sons died

    A mother charged in the deaths of her two young sons after they overheated in her SUV has pleaded not guilty to charges against her.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KGWN-TV Cheyenne

  2. Overheated transformer caused explosion at Hartsfield-Jackson International airport

    A spokesperson for US Airways said that a transformer that overheated caused the explosion in a construction area near Concourse D on Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WSFA 12 Montgomery

  3. Overheated power cord leads to Rutherford fire that displaced 12

    A defective or overheated power cord triggered a fire at an apartment building that left 12 people homeless early Monday morning – a situation apparently made worse when residents tried to drag a flaming futon outside.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Record


  1. "The days when we are going to be able to grow this economy just on an overheated housing market or people spending, maxing out on their credit cards - those days are over," Mr. Obama said.
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  2. "The primary task for macro-economic regulation this year is to prevent fast economic growth from becoming overheated growth and keep structural price increases from turning into significant inflation," Wen said.
    on Mar 4, 2008 By: Wen Jiabao Source: USA Today

  3. "I just got overheated," Lowery told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his home. "The doctor did tell me to slow down, though. I'm going to slow down, but it's hard. Nobody respects my retirement, and I don't insist. You have...
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Joseph Lowery Source: International Herald Tribune

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