adjective Date: 1693 1. perfervid 2. characterized by marked inflation from an increase in demand and a decrease in supply <
an overheated economy

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  • overheated — o|ver|heat|ed [ˌəuvəˈhi:tıd US ˌouvər ] adj 1.) too hot ▪ an overheated waiting room 2.) an overheated ↑economy grows too fast, leading to increases in prices, salaries, interest rates etc 3.) too full of anger or excitement ▪ her overheated… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overheated — o|ver|heat|ed [ ,ouvər hitəd ] adjective 1. ) too hot: The fire was caused by an overheated electric fan. 2. ) an overheated economy is growing too fast, causing prices to rise in an uncontrolled way 3. ) too emotional: an overheated debate …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overheated — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)hi͟ːtɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is overheated is very angry about something. I think the reaction has been a little overheated... In America, overheated drivers have been known to shoot each other …   English dictionary

  • overheated — adjective 1 too hot: the overheated waiting room 2 full of angry feelings: an overheated quarrel that turned into a fight 3 an economy 1 (1) that is overheated is too active to work properly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overheated — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈhiːtɪd] / US [ˌoʊvərˈhɪtəd] adjective 1) too emotional an overheated debate 2) economics an overheated economy is growing too fast, causing prices to rise in an uncontrolled way 3) too hot The fire was caused by an overheated… …   English dictionary

  • overheated — adjective heated beyond a safe or desirable point (Freq. 1) the child became overheated overheated metal • Similar to: ↑hot …   Useful english dictionary

  • overheated — adj. Overheated is used with these nouns: ↑economy, ↑imagination …   Collocations dictionary

  • overheated — adjective Excessively heated …   Wiktionary

  • overheated — Synonyms and related words: ardent, baking, blistering, boiling, broiling, burning, burning hot, canicular, ebullient, electric heated, fervent, fervid, feverish, fiery, flaming, flushed, gas heated, grilling, heated, het, het up, hot, hot as… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • overheated — adj. heated to excess, too hot; overly excited or agitatedv. heat excessively; become too hot; become overly excited …   English contemporary dictionary

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