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v. o·ver·heat·ed, o·ver·heat·ing, o·ver·heats
1. To heat too much.
2. To cause to become excited, agitated, or overstimulated.
To become too hot or very excited.
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1. to make or become excessively hot
2. (tr; often passive) to make very agitated, irritated, etc
3. (Economics) (intr) (of an economy) to tend towards inflation, often as a result of excessive growth in demand
4. (Economics) (tr) to cause (an economy) to tend towards inflation
the condition of being overheated
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to heat to excess.
2. to excite or agitate.
3. to stimulatev.i.
4. to become overheated.(the economy) to excess.
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Past participle: overheated
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|Verb||1.||overheat - get excessively and undesirably hot; "The car engines overheated"|
|2.||overheat - make excessively or undesirably hot; "The room was overheated"|
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2. (Econ, fig) → sobrecalentar
B. VI → recalentarse
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