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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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If the drive belt breaks, there's no water pump, no coolant circulation and your engine will overheat almost immediately.
If a laptop is placed on anything that prevents cool air circulation through it, the device can overheat and ignite surrounding combustible items.
Venting is the process of fumes and heat being channeled outside the battery casing and the aircraft when the battery overheats.