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microwave

noun, often attributive mi·cro·wave \ -ˌwāv \
|Updated on: 12 Aug 2018

Definition of microwave

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

Examples of microwave in a Sentence

  1. The apartment came with a microwave.

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First Known Use of microwave

1931

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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microwave

verb

Definition of microwave

microwaved; microwaving; microwaves
: 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

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First Known Use of microwave

1973

in the meaning defined above

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MICROWAVE Defined for English Language Learners

microwave

Definition of microwave for English Language Learners

  • physics : a very short wave of electromagnetic energy


microwave

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

noun mi·cro·wave \ ˈmī-krō-ˌwāv \

Definition of microwave for Students

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

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microwave

verb

Definition of microwave for Students

microwaved; microwaving
: to cook or heat in a microwave oven

Medical Dictionary

microwave

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

medical Definition of microwave

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


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