from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To heat excessively; overheat.
- transitive v. To heat (steam or other vapor not in contact with its own liquid) beyond its saturation point at a given pressure.
- transitive v. To heat (a liquid) above its boiling point without causing vaporization.
- n. The amount by which a vapor is superheated.
- n. The heat imparted during the process of superheating.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To heat a liquid above its boiling point
- v. To heat a vapour above its saturation point
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To heat too much, to overheat.
- transitive v. To heat, as steam, apart from contact with water, until it resembles a perfect gas.
- transitive v. To heat (a liquid) above its boiling point without converting it into vapor.
- n. The increase of temperature communicated to steam by superheating it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To heat to an extreme degree or to a very high temperature; specifically, to heat, as steam, apart from contact with water, until it resembles a perfect gas.
- n. Excess of temperature of a vapor above the temperature at which it is saturated.
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