microwave oven


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

Examples of microwave oven in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other notables from the events include the microwave oven that answered to Alexa and Echo Auto, which brought the assistant to vehicles. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Alexa, what's new? Amazon's device reveal starts Thursday at 10 a.m. PT," 24 Sep. 2020 In 2016, bailiffs even seized a microwave oven and washing machine from Baginskaya. Karina Zaiets, USA Today, "Belarus protests as seen through artists' eyes," 23 Sep. 2020 The room also features everything a home chef could want, including an induction cooktop with a custom hood, an Advantium oven, and a microwave oven. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "This custom 1-bed luxury condo in Louisville features elegant touches in open, airy space," 19 June 2020 But for the wheeled Martian explorers, beginning with the microwave oven-size rover on the Pathfinder mission in 1997, NASA has turned to school children. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, "NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Gets New, Official Name: Perseverance," 5 Mar. 2020 Dear Heloise: My company repairs a lot of microwave ovens. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Pineapple praise," 10 July 2019 Frozen food thawed in the microwave oven but not cooked should not be refrozen. Washington Post, "The big chill: A guide to using your freezer," 13 May 2020 Research shows that radiofrequency (RF) waves given off by cell phones do not have enough energy to damage DNA directly or heat body tissues -- their energy levels are lower even than technologies such as microwave ovens and televisions. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "The conspiracy linking 5G to coronavirus just will not die," 8 Apr. 2020 Convection microwaves, also known as microwave ovens, have a sort of heating element that allows food to be browned and grilled. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best Microwaves for Your Countertop," 4 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of microwave oven

1955, in the meaning defined above

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29 Sep 2020

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“Microwave oven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microwave%20oven. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of microwave oven

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

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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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