nounWord builderThe prefix super- appears in several words meaning 'extreme' or 'extremely'. (Mechanical engineering: Energy, thermodynamics and heat transfer) Superheating of steam is raising its temperature to well above boiling point. ⇒ The use of superheating prevents the steam condensing in the engine. ⇒ Superheating is critical for compressors because without it the compressor may be provided with a liquid gas mixture, which can destroy the gas compressor because liquid is uncompressible. ⇒ Superheating of steam is raising its temperature to well above boiling point.
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