2. to heat (a liquid) above its boiling point without vaporizing it
3. to heat (steam not in contact with water) beyond its saturation point, so that a drop in temperature will not cause reconversion to water
4. the number of degrees by which the temperature of superheated steam exceeds the temperature of the steam at its saturation point
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