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oven

[ uhv-uhn ]
/ ˈʌv ən /
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noun
a chamber or compartment, as in a stove, for baking, roasting, heating, drying, etc.
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Origin of oven

before 900; Middle English; Old English ofen; cognate with German Ofen,Old Norse ofn

OTHER WORDS FROM oven

ov·en·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oven

oven
/ (ˈʌvən) /

noun
an enclosed heated compartment or receptacle for baking or roasting food
a similar device, usually lined with a refractory material, used for drying substances, firing ceramics, heat-treating, etc
verb
(tr) to cook in an oven

Derived forms of oven

oven-like, adjective

Word Origin for oven

Old English ofen; related to Old High German ofan, Old Norse ofn
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