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Definition of stove noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1  a large piece of equipment for cooking food, containing an oven and gas or electric rings on top synonym range She put a pan of water on the stove. Most people don't want to spend hours slaving over a hot stove (= cooking).
  2. 2a piece of equipment that can burn various fuels and is used for heating rooms a gas/wood-burning stove see also potbelly stove, stave
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