microwave oven

noun

Definition of microwave oven 

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

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To curb the shortfall -- and counter to China’s easing of trade barriers -- India boosted tariffs on electronic goods, such as mobile phones, TVs and microwave ovens last year. Karthikeyan Sundaram, Bloomberg.com, "Trump's Trade War Pushes China Closer to Old Foe India," 28 June 2018 Those ever-changing laws can vary based on the item being purchased, and most of the rules were written when everyone bought everything from shoes to microwave ovens from the store down the street. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Supreme Court ruling on sales tax will bring headache to smaller online sellers," 21 June 2018 The space there is occupied by a toilet, a microwave oven, and typically a couple of Styrofoam coolers containing food the pilots pack for themselves. William Langewiesche, The Atlantic, "An Extraordinarily Expensive Way to Fight ISIS," 21 June 2018 The kitchen appliance package includes a General Electric brand glass-top electric range, top freezer single-door refrigerator, microwave oven and dishwasher. Tony Bacewicz, courant.com, "West River Farms, East Windsor," 28 June 2018 Raytheon engineers used the discovery to develop the microwave oven. BostonGlobe.com, "Robert Hall, his inventions ubiquitous, his death largely unnoticed, dies at 96," 11 May 2018 As consumer items got more feature-rich and complex, the BLS simply couldn’t note the absolute price of, say, a microwave oven. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "The Canard About Falling Incomes," 3 June 2018 Police said bullets damaged five vehicles and went through a front window of an apartment, striking a stereo system and a microwave oven. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "D.C. Council member’s cousin among 3 shot, wounded Tuesday night," 30 May 2018 Barbara Kafka, a popular and sometimes pugnacious cookbook author who touted the utility of the microwave oven and whose recipes for high-heat roasting were considered shocking and even dangerous, died June 1 at her home in Manhattan. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Barbara Kafka, cookbook author who turned up the heat, dies at 84," 2 June 2018

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of microwave oven

: an oven in which food is cooked or heated quickly by very short waves of electromagnetic energy

microwave oven

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Kids Definition of microwave oven

: an oven in which food is cooked by the heat produced as a result of penetration of the food by microwaves

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