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preheat

[pree-heet] /priˈhit/
verb (used with object)
1.
to heat before using or before subjecting to some further process:
to preheat an oven before baking a cake.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; pre- + heat
Related forms
preheater, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pre heat

preheat

/priːˈhiːt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to heat (an oven, grill, pan, etc) beforehand
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Word Origin and History for pre heat

preheat

v.

also pre-heat, 1878, from pre- + heat (v.). Related: Preheated; preheating.

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