Pronunciation: (ō"vur-hēt'), [key]
1. to heat to excess.
2. to excite or agitate; make vehement: a crowd overheated by rabble-rousers.
to become overheated: a stove that overheats alarmingly; a temper that overheats with little provocation.
the state or condition of being overheated; excessive heat, agitation, or vehemence.
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