There are 2 definitions of stove in English:

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Pronunciation: /stəʊv
 
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noun

1An apparatus for cooking or heating that operates by burning fuel or using electricity.
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  • There are children out there that don't know you can buy the actual kernels and pop them, in a pan, on the stove.
  • Remove it from the stove and strain out the mint, then pour it over the fruit and chill for several hours.
  • It's very cold in the winter and the school only has wood-burning stoves.
Synonyms
oven, range; charcoal burner, furnace; Britishcooker; Indiantandoor
trademark Aga, Primus
2British A hothouse for plants.

verb

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1Fumigate or disinfect (a house) with sulphur or other fumes.
2Treat (an object) by heating it in a stove in order to apply a desired surface coating.
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  • After coating, the item is stoved at fairly high temperatures, generally 150-180°C, when the powder melts and flows out to a level, integral coating.
3British Force or raise (plants) in a hothouse.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'sweating room'): from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German stove; perhaps related to the noun stew1. Current verb senses date from the early 17th century.

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There are 2 definitions of stove in English:

stove2

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Pronunciation: /stəʊv
 
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past and past participle of stave.

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