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pre·heat

 (prē-hēt′)
tr.v. pre·heat·ed, pre·heat·ing, pre·heats
To heat (an oven, for example) beforehand.

pre·heat′er n.

preheat

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

pre•heat

(priˈhit)

v.t.
to heat before using or before subjecting to a further process.
[1895–1900]
pre•heat′er, n.

preheat


Past participle: preheated
Gerund: preheating

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am preheating
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Present Perfect
I have preheated
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Past Continuous
I was preheating
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
I will have preheated
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Future Continuous
I will be preheating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been preheating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been preheating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been preheating
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Conditional
I would preheat
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Past Conditional
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preheat

To set an oven at the desired cooking temperature some time before it is needed so that the food to be cooked is placed into an oven that is already hot.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.preheat - heat beforehand; "Preheat the oven!"
heat, heat up - make hot or hotter; "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the water on the stove"
Translations

preheat

[ˈpriːˈhiːt] VTprecalentar

preheat

[ˌpriːˈhiːt] vt [+ oven] → préchauffer

preheat

vtvorheizen

preheat

[priːˈhiːt] vtfar riscaldare
bake in a preheated oven at 250° → cucinare nel forno già riscaldato a 250°
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