Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

the state of being superheated; the amount of superheating; to heat to an extreme degree or to a very high temperature; to heat (a liquid) above its boiling point without the formation of bubbles of vapor; to heat (a gas, as steam not in contact with water) to such a degree that its temperature may be lowered or its pressure increased without the conversion of any of the gas into liquid

Usage examples (33)
  • The steam is then referred to as superheated steam.
  • Yes, it is true that a vessel of water heated in a microwave can be superheated, that is, the temperature of the water can be above its spontaneous boiling point.
  • If these "superheated" molecules are jarred or disturbed, they will change from water to vapor in an instant, releasing a huge burst of steam, or even a small explosion.
  • He said police were operating in a "superheated" political environment in which they feared the consequences of abandoning the probe. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.