overheating overheating  /ˈoʊ vər ˌhi tɪŋ/


  • (n) excessive heating


  1. The Free Press in neighboring Burlington asked how, for example, overheating could be prevented in summer as the sun beat down on the dome.
  2. If engine overheating is noticed immediately, they say, the pilot can shut down and restart the engines before they are damaged.
  3. If a water-moderated reactor loses coolant there may be overheating and even an explosion, but the reaction slows down when coolant is lost.


  1. Schumer warns of dangerous cell phone batteries

    A New York senator is warning that buying counterfeit or poorly made cell-phone batteries can lead to phones overheating and even exploding.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: WCAX-TV Vermont

  2. Schumer: Cheap Cellphone Batteries Can Lead To Explosions

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned Sunday that poorly made cellphone batteries can lead to phones overheating and exploding.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: CBS New York

  3. Marathon Minute: Overheating, not dehydration, is the danger

    NBC Montana talked to exercise metabolism expert Brent Ruby about the dangers of overheating during the race.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KECI Missoula


  1. "The Chinese must realize that the risk now lies in acting too slowly rather than acting too rapidly, not just in trade, but in addressing their own overheating economy," said John Engler, president of the National Association of Manufacturers.
    on May 23, 2007 By: John Engler Source: FOXNews

  2. "China's leaders have voiced concerns about China's macroeconomic stability, in particular mounting inflation, growing asset bubbles and possible overheating. A more flexible exchange rate policy is especially important to China now, given these...
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Henry Paulson Source: Reuters Canada

  3. Speaking to Dauphine Libere, Lacombe said, "The fax is not overheating. Even if you should never say never in football, there is a lot of noise about nothing at this moment. The idea is still to keep Karim for another season."
    on Jun 13, 2009 By: Bernard Lacombe Source: Goal.com

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