- pre|heat [ ,pri`hit ] verb transitiveto heat an oven to a particular temperature before putting food into it to be cooked:Preheat the oven to 350 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 [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 … Dictionary of contemporary 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