super heat


[n. soo-per-heet; v. soo-per-heet]

1855–60; super- + heat

superheater, noun Unabridged
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superheat (ˌsuːpəˈhiːt)
1.  to heat (a vapour, esp steam) to a temperature above its saturation point for a given pressure
2.  to heat (a liquid) to a temperature above its boiling point without boiling occurring
3.  to heat excessively; overheat

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superheat   (s'pər-hēt')  Pronunciation Key 
To heat a substance above a phase-transition temperature without the transition occurring. For example, water can be heated above its boiling point without boiling; the introduction of an impurity or physical disturbance can then trigger boiling. Superheating is an example of hysteresis. Compare supercool.
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