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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overheat.
  • adj. Excessively heated

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. heated beyond a safe or desirable point


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  • But this argument, too, turns out to be a matter of definition: "The term overheated economy, as we shall use it, refers to a situation in which confidence has gone beyond normal bounds ...."

    The Failure of the Economy & the Economists

  • This whole ‘clash of civilisations’ thing is compelling mythology to those who would see the world in overheated black and white terms, with good guys in white hats and black guys in black hats.

    Matthew Yglesias » Remember That Time When Bush Killed Osama?

  • August 10th, 2009 2: 13 pm ET at this point, simply state anyone who raises their voice at a town hall meeting, yells or gets overheated is ejected. we are not children, a civil and even passionate discussion can be had without an utter breakdown and decent into chaos. there is a difference between a dramatic conversation and drama. cut out the un-necessary drama, and the message of both sides will be heard.

    Town halls push on amid protest fears

  • The only time I am not overheated is when I am lying in a freezing cold bath or standing under a freezing cold shower.

    That was the weekend

  • Press Club, where he called the overheated rhetoric from both sides "very corrosive, not just to the debate, but to democracy more generally." rss feed

  • Almost as fun as shoveling snow is the post-shoveling beer I enjoy on my porch, watching the snow, when I’m still overheated from the workout and am cooling down. wiley says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Engame

  • But clothes and shelter may make you overheated, which is nearly as bad as being cold; they may also shut out fresh air.

    Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts

  • But the current lull in the oil sector could allow for a reassessment of the situation to calm what critics described as overheated growth in exploitation of the oil sands, he added. Headlines

  • Republicans, he said, must show heart to those on the bottom rung of the economic ladder; distinguish between skepticism about big government and contempt for all government; and avoid the kind of overheated rhetoric that is commonplace in politics today.

    At CPAC, Indiana Gov. Daniels looks at 2012 and decries a 'new red menace'

  • This kind of overheated, compassionless rhetoric gets me angry -- but, more than that, it makes me sad.

    Angela Glover Blackwell: Are We Seeing the Same America?


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