Definition of ovenlike in English:



  • Extremely hot.

    ‘we were holed up in an ovenlike room for three and a half hours’
    • ‘He endured oven-like heat, thirst and exhaustion to reach Aksum, the ancient kingdom where the Ark of the Covenant is said to be housed.’
    • ‘When we arrived, the woman who checked us in struggled to get the key for our room to work, while we waited in the oven-like hallway.’
    • ‘Some nights as I sweated and coughed under the mosquito netting in my oven-like room I couldn't remember why I had thought that coming to Uganda was such a good idea.’
    • ‘It was a humid oven-like late August day across most of the midwest.’
    • ‘In recent days, Shanghai has reached oven-like temperatures due to the sun.’
    • ‘This "urban heat island effect" occurs because pavements and ovenlike black-tar roofs absorb and reflect back heat.’
    • ‘We were holed up in an ovenlike room for three and a half hours.’
    • ‘Every summer we cook slowly in our oven-like office.’
    • ‘It was a jagged wasteland of ovenlike heat, frantic mosquitoes, and unfordable, unsanitary rivers.’
    • ‘In the oven-like heat of the early afternoon, after several stops at roadside coffee-houses, they passed the stone pillars which indicated the beginning of the sacred territory.’
    • ‘And these buildings, too, were comfortable on even the most ovenlike of days.’
    • ‘The coastal heat created oven-like conditions in the tombs and dried the contents out, thus preserving them.’
    very warm, balmy, summery, tropical, boiling, boiling hot, blazing hot, baking, scorching, roasting, searing, flaming, parching, blistering, oven-like
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