pre|heat [ˌpri:ˈhi:t] v [T]
to heat an ↑oven to a particular temperature before it is used to cook something
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

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  • preheat — 1898, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + HEAT (Cf. heat) (v.). Related: Preheated; preheating …   Etymology dictionary

  • preheat — [prē hēt′] vt. to heat beforehand …   English World dictionary

  • preheat — UK [ˌpriːˈhiːt] / US [ˌprɪˈhɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms preheat : present tense I/you/we/they preheat he/she/it preheats present participle preheating past tense preheated past participle preheated to heat an oven to a particular temperature …   English dictionary

  • preheat — [[t]pri͟ːhi͟ːt[/t]] preheats, preheating, preheated VERB If you preheat an oven, you switch it on and allow it to reach a certain temperature before you put food inside it. [V n] Preheat the oven to 400 degrees... [V ed] Bake in the preheated… …   English dictionary

  • preheat — preheater, n. /pree heet /, v.t. to heat before using or before subjecting to some further process: to preheat an oven before baking a cake. [1895 1900; PRE + HEAT] * * * …   Universalium

  • preheat — verb Preheat is used with these nouns as the object: ↑broiler, ↑grill, ↑oven …   Collocations dictionary

  • preheat — pre|heat [ ,pri hit ] verb transitive to heat an oven to a particular temperature before putting food into it to be cooked: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • preheat — verb (T) to heat an oven to a particular temperature before it is used to cook something: Preheat the oven to 375º …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • preheat — transitive verb Date: 1898 to heat beforehand; especially to heat (an oven) to a designated temperature before using for cooking • preheater noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preheat — verb to heat something in preparation for further action, especially cooking See Also: reheat …   Wiktionary

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