pre·​heat | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈhēt How to pronounce preheat (audio) \
preheated; preheating; preheats

Definition of preheat

transitive verb

: to heat (something) beforehand especially : to heat (an oven) to a designated temperature before using for cooking

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Other Words from preheat

preheater noun

Examples of preheat in a Sentence

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees before you put the roast in.
Recent Examples on the Web Step 2: Prepare a charcoal grill until coals are covered with gray ash or preheat a gas grill to medium-hot., 11 Oct. 2021 Here people could start to preheat their homes at 4 am. Matt Simon, Wired, 6 Oct. 2021 To reheat kasha varnishkes, position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 325 degrees. Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2021 For flank steak, preheat the grill to 450 to 550 degrees Fahrenheit and set an internal temperature alert for 125 degrees Fahrenheit for medium-rare. Matthew Zuras, Popular Mechanics, 14 June 2021 Step 1: Prepare a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill until medium hot. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 16 Aug. 2021 Use your phone to preheat your oven from another room and send recipe instructions from the Home Connect app straight to your oven. Time, 13 Aug. 2021 Start your dishwasher or preheat your oven all with your voice! Alice Park, Time, 5 Aug. 2021 Cranston came behind them to preheat the sanded areas as well as the small plates. Noel Oman, Arkansas Online, 21 July 2021

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First Known Use of preheat

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of preheat was in 1898

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18 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Preheat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of preheat

: to heat (an oven) to a particular temperature before putting food to be cooked inside

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