Definition of ovenlike in English:



  • Extremely hot.

    ‘we were holed up in an ovenlike room for three and a half hours’
    • ‘The coastal heat created oven-like conditions in the tombs and dried the contents out, thus preserving them.’
    • ‘It was a humid oven-like late August day across most of the midwest.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was a jagged wasteland of ovenlike heat, frantic mosquitoes, and unfordable, unsanitary rivers.’
    • ‘Every summer we cook slowly in our oven-like office.’
    • ‘We were holed up in an ovenlike room for three and a half hours.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In recent days, Shanghai has reached oven-like temperatures due to the sun.’
    • ‘And these buildings, too, were comfortable on even the most ovenlike of days.’
    • ‘This "urban heat island effect" occurs because pavements and ovenlike black-tar roofs absorb and reflect back heat.’
    • ‘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.’
    very warm, balmy, summery, tropical, boiling, boiling hot, blazing hot, baking, scorching, roasting, searing, flaming, parching, blistering, oven-like
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