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English definition of “overheat”

overheat

verb [I]
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈhiːt/
ECONOMICS, FINANCE if an economy or market overheats, it grows too quickly, causing inflation and other problems: Excessive liquidity is causing the economy to overheat. The property market has overheated dramatically in the past 12 months.
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