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English definition of “preheat”

preheat

verb [T] uk   /ˌpriːˈhiːt/ us  
to heat a cooker to a particular temperature before putting food in it: Preheat the oven to 180°C. a preheated ovenPreparing food using heatPreparing food
(Definition of preheat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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