microwave oven

noun
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of microwave oven

1955

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MICROWAVE OVEN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of microwave oven for English Language Learners

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


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microwave oven

noun

Definition of microwave oven for Students

: 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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