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preheat

[ pree-heet ]
/ priˈhit /
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verb (used with object)
to heat before using or before subjecting to some further process: to preheat an oven before baking a cake.
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Origin of preheat

First recorded in 1895–1900; pre- + heat

OTHER WORDS FROM preheat

pre·heat·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for preheat

preheat
/ (priːˈhiːt) /

verb (tr)
to heat (an oven, grill, pan, etc) beforehand
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