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microwave

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noun, often attributive mi·cro·wave \-ˌwāv\

Definition of microwave

  1. 1 :  a comparatively short electromagnetic wave; especially :  one between about one millimeter and one meter in wavelength

  2. 2 :  microwave oven

Examples of microwave in a sentence

  1. The apartment came with a microwave.

1931

First Known Use of microwave

1931


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microwave

verb mi·cro·wave

Definition of microwave

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cook or heat in a microwave oven

microwavable

or

microwaveable

play \ˌmī-krə-ˈwā-və-bəl\ adjective

Examples of microwave in a sentence

  1. microwave a bowl of soup

1973

First Known Use of microwave

1973


MICROWAVE Defined for English Language Learners

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microwave

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noun, often attributive mi·cro·wave \-ˌwāv\

Definition of microwave for English Language Learners

  • physics : a very short wave of electromagnetic energy


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microwave

verb mi·cro·wave

Definition of microwave for English Language Learners

  • : to cook or heat (food) in a microwave oven


MICROWAVE Defined for Kids

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microwave

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noun mi·cro·wave \ˈmī-krō-ˌwāv\

Definition of microwave for Students

  1. 1 :  a radio wave between one millimeter and one meter in wavelength

  2. 2 :  microwave oven


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microwave

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verb mi·cro·wave

Definition of microwave for Students

microwaved

microwaving

  1. :  to cook or heat in a microwave oven


Medical Dictionary

microwave

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noun , often attributive mi·cro·wave \-ˌwāv\

Medical Definition of microwave

  1. :  a comparatively short electromagnetic wave; especially :  one between about 1 millimeter and 1 meter in wavelength



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