Definition of reheat in English:



  • Heat (something, especially cooked food) again.

    ‘reheat the soup and pour it into a heated tureen’
    • ‘It must be reheated to ‘piping hot’ to be safe.’
    • ‘Once the pan was hot enough, I sprinkled the smooth surface with vegetable oil and started reheating yesterday's rice.’
    • ‘After a suitable cooling off period, Mark reheated Tanj's coffee cup, and took it to her on the flight deck.’
    • ‘This recipe stores really well in the fridge for 3-4 days, it cannot be frozen but it is easily reheated in the microwave.’
    • ‘I sliced it and reheated it in a small pan as well as some leftover mashed potatoes.’
    • ‘Leftovers are great reheated in the microwave, or you can freeze them for up to two months.’
    • ‘He had put the baby in the high chair, put food out on the high chair, he had poured two glasses of wine waiting for Amber to come home and was reheating a seafood lasagna they made the night before.’
    • ‘To freeze a casserole that contains tomatoes or another acidic ingredient, cover the food with plastic freezer wrap, then with foil; remove plastic wrap before reheating in oven.’
    • ‘Use old TV dinner trays to reheat food in the microwave.’
    • ‘When we were finished, he reheated the tea and waffles for me, and yes, I had some syrup.’
    • ‘I had the corned beef with parsley sauce, which had that distinctive crumbly texture - not the least bit tough despite being reheated.’
    • ‘Margaret and some of the other chefs came in with huge platters of food that had been reheated.’
    • ‘You can use the same frying pan to make and reheat the sauce and to cook the vegetables; rinse between processes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When reheating this soup, heat only until hot, not boiling.’
    • ‘When reheating fully cooked meats like hot dogs, grill to 165 degrees Fahrenheit or until steaming hot.’
    • ‘Leftovers are also excellent the next day, and slices can be reheated gently in the microwave or sautéed in a hot skillet with just a little oil.’
    • ‘To actually eat meat that had been grilled and not reheated was a very good feeling.’
    • ‘When reheating food, check it's piping hot in the middle and don't reheat it more than once.’


  • 1[mass noun] The process of using the hot exhaust to burn extra fuel in a jet engine and produce extra power.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘To give extra thrust, the engine reheat method was used which alights fuel in the jet pipe, giving her the title ‘Rocket’.’
    • ‘Good handling methods and plant layout will reduce the number of reheats necessary, minimizing contamination during forging.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What's more, air that cool would require reheats, and ‘you want to avoid that like the plague,’ he says.’
    1. 1.1[count noun]An afterburner.
      • ‘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.’