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overheat

[¦ō·vər¦hēt]
(metallurgy)
To heat a metal or alloy to such high temperatures that its physical properties are impaired.
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They sprinkled quartz sand over the overheated battery so that the smoke could be contained and sucked out after switching on the ventilation," said the statement.
AN overheated laptop on a bed was the cause of a house fire in Paddock, fire chiefs have revealed.
The plane finished a five-day non-stop flight from Nagoya, Japan, as planned, but its specialized lithium-ion batteries overheated and were irreparably damaged.
Troubleshooting found switch overheated, burned and power wire showed evidence of overheating.
Engine overheating is a common phenomenon, but if you continue driving when your engine is overheated, chances are that you will blow the cylinder head.
TWO men were treated by paramedics after the latest in a series of fires sparked by overheated wheat bags in Merseyside.
Tokyo - Japanese investigators probing a lithium-ion battery meltdown on a Boeing Co 787 jetliner a year ago are looking at a battery that overheated on a Dreamliner in Tokyo this month to help unlock the cause of the earlier fire, an official from the Japan Transport Safety Board said.
New York (USAsian Network Business & Industry News) Wed, Jan 29, 2014 - Japanese investigators probing a lithium-ion battery meltdown on a Boeing 787 a year ago are looking at a battery that overheated on a Dreamliner in Tokyo this month to help unlock the cause of the earlier fire, an official from the Japan Transport Safety Board said.
Although overheating in buildings is often defined with respect to thermal comfort, given the escalating warming trends it stands to reason that overheating risk assessments must include means to quantify the state of being overheated in ways relevant not only to comfort but also to health, especially considering the growing elderly population who are among the most vulnerable to heat stress.
Dreamliner' batteries overheated on planes that were in flight in Japan and parked in a Boston airport.
GS Yuasa, the same company that provides batteries that overheated on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner aircraft, provides batteries for the vehicle.
The worldwide fleet of 50 Dreamliners was grounded in January, following an emergency landing by All Nippon Airways (ANA) after a lithium-ion battery overheated on the aircraft.