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overheated

adjective uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈhiː.tɪd/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚˈhiː.t̬ɪd/
If a situation is/gets overheated, strong feelings, especially anger, are expressed: Things got a bit overheated at the meeting.Excited, interested and enthusiasticStrong feelings
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