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reheat

Syllabification: re·heat

Definition of reheat in English:

verb

Pronunciation: /rēˈhēt
 
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[with object]
Heat (something, especially cooked food) again.
Example sentences
  • When reheating this soup, heat only until hot, not boiling.
  • She could never stand prepackaged food and reheated fast food like Darius seemed to love.
  • But then, a microwave oven would often become an ornamental kitchen equipment, used occasionally to bake a cake, to pop some corns and mostly for reheating the food.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈrēhēt
 
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1The process of using the hot exhaust to burn extra fuel in a jet engine and produce extra power.
Example sentences
  • To give extra thrust, the engine reheat method was used which alights fuel in the jet pipe, giving her the title ‘Rocket’.
  • The pilot suspected a minor technical problem with one of the reheats - the parts of the engine that make the plane go supersonic - and he carried out some additional checks.
  • Captain Bannister told us we would feel a nudge as he engaged the reheats and we also felt something when we looked at the lunch menu.
1.1An afterburner.
Example sentences
  • The Lightning Association's two Lightning F6s were understandably star performers, with Lightning Legend Brian Carroll at the controls, the two sixties fighters producing very loud runs with both reheats successfully lit.

Derivatives

reheater

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noun

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