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superheated


They want to produce electricity by using geothermal energy to cycle water that would be superheated and drive a turbine.
  a liquid heated beyond the point where it would normally boil without the boiling

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a vapor not in contact the generating liquid that has been heated to such a degree that its temperature may be lowered or it pressure increased without the conversion of any of the gas into liquid
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  • They want to produce electricity by using geothermal energy to cycle water that would be superheated and drive a turbine.
  • The space shuttle was damaged when superheated gases generated during reentry entered the ship through a breach in the insulation.
  • We share the day’s rumors and tell bad jokes and push back against the silence inside our own heads, the place where the never-ending voiceless scream rises like the superheated air above a lava flow.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • The spotlight winked out, and a second later, the explosion, and a superheated blast of air rumbled into the room.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea

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  • The leaves are fully out, the irises are in bloom, there’s a heat wave; the gymnasium heats up like an oven and we all sit in there, superheated, writing away, while the gymnasium exudes its smell of bygone athletes.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • During the summer months, however, superheated air rises from the scorched earth like bubbles from the bottom of a boiling kettle, rushing heavenward in turbulent convection currents.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • It hissed as it ate through the material; he felt the sting as it burned his skin like a dozen tiny superheated needles.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • They glowed like superheated gas as they raced through the ballroom, circling the pillars that surrounded the dance floor.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Fire and water collided, superheated steam, and I shot upward from the heart of the volcano in a huge explosion, just one piece of flotsam thrown free by a million pounds of pressure.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • A Martian came across the fields about midday, laying the stuff with a jet of superheated steam that hissed against the walls, smashed all the windows it touched, and scalded the curate’s hand as he fled out of the front room.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds

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  • It was a high–speed frigate furnished with superheating equipment that allowed the tension of its steam to build to seven atmospheres.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Tuk and I huddle in the hot cave of our tent, osmosis masks filtering enough cool oxygen out of the superheated, smoky air to allow us to breathe.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Southern venti swirled through the hall in clouds of red dust and superheated air.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Instead of heat going to the water, some would get stored in the air, which could superheat and melt the bag.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • "Okay for now, I think," Max gasped, realizing his lungs were seared from all the smoke and superheated air.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Max and the others were flung back by the rushing backlash of superheated air that singed their eyes and set their clothes to smoking.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Nobody had sufficient understanding of such matters to suggest that the rebreathed, superheated atmosphere of the mill room was responsible.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • She sees the fireball climbing, the superheated sphere of burning gas that can blind a person with its beauty, its dripping christblood colors, solar golds and reds.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The thimble was a crucial part of architect Frank Burnham’s design, meant to shield the surrounding wooden walls from the superheated gases exiting the stack.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The boat fairly flew; we sweltered side by side in the stagnant superheated air; the smell of mud, of mush, the primeval smell of fecund earth, seemed to sting our faces; till suddenly at a bend it was as if a great hand far away had lifted a heavy curtain, had flung open un immense portal.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • oxygen out of the superheated, smoky air to allow us to breathe.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Oceans of superheated air swelling like warm skin rising to a lover’s touch.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Huge storm clouds were circling over Westgate while in the south Max glimpsed a pluming cloud of superheated smoke.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • He’s loaded onto the transport for the final leg of his journey to the incinerators, where he will be consumed in fire, his ashes mixing with the gray smoke and carried aloft in a column of superheated air, eventually to settle over us in particles too fine to see or feel.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • These flaming brands ignited a fire that, in those narrow confines, soon depleted the available air and extinguished its own flames, leaving in their place a superheated plasma that needed only a fresh supply of oxygen to become explosive.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
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