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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 they become too dirty, the signal processor or inverter regulator overheats and shuts down.
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If the engine overheats, the heat exchanger could be damaged and rupture allowing hot engine coolant to enter the passenger compartment with the potential of causing injury.