microwave oven

noun

: an oven in which food is cooked by the heat produced by the absorption of microwave energy by water molecules in the food

Examples of microwave oven in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Whirlwind Oven faded from popularity as the microwave oven was introduced, but the technology was picked up and used for convection ovens, which use fans to move air around in the same way. Stephanie Ganz, Quartz, 1 May 2024 Like its more famous cousin, Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) uses the 2.4 gigahertz band—a globally unlicensed spectrum band that many Wi-Fi routers, microwave ovens, baby monitors, wireless microphones, and other consumer devices also use. IEEE Spectrum, 13 May 2024 William Maxson, inventor of the Maxson Whirlwind Oven, dies unexpectedly. 1967: The first residential microwave oven hits the market. Stephanie Ganz, Quartz, 1 May 2024 Commercial microwave-safe cleaning wipes are designed specifically for cleaning microwave ovens. Maryal Miller Carter, USA TODAY, 26 Mar. 2024 All four of these recipes were tested in a standard 1250-watt microwave oven. Nancy Baggett, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The ingredients and bowl will get hot during cooking, so have a mitt handy for lifting them in and out of the microwave oven. Nancy Baggett, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 This user-friendly microwave oven combines efficacy and convenience for all of your daily cooking needs. Donna Kim, Bon Appétit, 24 Nov. 2023 As the Amana cookbook noted, breads don’t brown in a microwave oven. IEEE Spectrum, 30 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microwave oven was in 1955

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“Microwave oven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microwave%20oven. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

microwave oven

noun
: an oven in which food is cooked by the heat produced from microwave penetration of the food
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