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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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Earlier this month an elderly woman was treated by paramedics after one of the bags was believed to have been overheated in a microwave in Birkenhead.
o] remains high; these stretches are named continuously overheated intervals (COI).
A separate Japan Transport Safety Board investigation has found that the overheated ANA battery was caused by an auxiliary power unit, which had been incorrectly connected.
A spokesman for the lifeboat station said: "The speedboat's engine had overheated and (the crew members) were unable to make their way back to port.
The road was closed in both directions last night because of the risk of overheated gas cylinders exploding.
The initial prototype of the LED system overheated.
Small amounts of polymer are being overheated, exposed either to high temperatures for a short time or to moderately high temperatures for longer periods.
6 percent said that the "macroeconomy" was overheated during the second quarter 2006.
Good thing, since DuPont does acknowledge that fumes produced by Teflon that's overheated "can produce symptoms referred to as 'polymer fume fever'--flu-like symptoms that are relatively quickly reversed in humans but can be fatal to the very sensitive respiratory systems of birds.
The move comes after three incidents in the UK over the past few months in which the phones overheated while being charged up.