Meaning of overheat

o•ver•heat

Pronunciation: (ō"vur-hēt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to heat to excess.
  2. to excite or agitate; make vehement: a crowd overheated by rabble-rousers.
—v.i.
  1. to become overheated: a stove that overheats alarmingly; a temper that overheats with little provocation.
—n.
  1. the state or condition of being overheated; excessive heat, agitation, or vehemence.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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