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 Decades later, engineers built modernized celestial navigators, now about the size of a microwave oven, into the B-2 bomber and Trident missile. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Navy’s New Unhackable GPS Alternative: The Stars," 25 Apr. 2021 Every guest room has a desk, mini fridge, microwave oven and coffee maker. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "This new Grapevine hotel adds more options near DFW Airport," 21 Apr. 2021 Your microwave oven does not have a tough metal interior like that of a regular oven. Angie Parkinson, chicagotribune.com, "How to clean a microwave," 2 Apr. 2021 This home warranty covers eight major appliances, including your refrigerator and microwave oven. Better Homes & Gardens, "The 5 Best Septic Warranty Companies (2021)," 12 Mar. 2021 The bathroom offers a coffee maker, microwave oven, dual walk-in closets, a jetted tub and a separate multi-head shower. Dallas News, "Cindy O’Gorman presents 2-acre estate in Frisco," 6 Feb. 2021 Sensor cooking monitors the amount of steam your food produces inside the microwave oven to calculate cook time. Popular Science, "The best microwaves: This way for buttery popcorn and tempting leftovers," 22 Jan. 2021 Signals called perytons, which are less energetic bursts of radio emission, also raised eyebrows until scientists determined their origin: a microwave oven. Nadia Drake, Science, "Alien hunters detect mysterious radio signal from nearby star," 18 Dec. 2020 Usually Shasta likes to spend the day imitating the sound of the telephone or the microwave oven bell, and then watching in amusement while Kientz rushes to talk to people who aren’t there or check on meals that aren’t cooking. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "Rent grant creates warmer holidays," 1 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of microwave oven

1955, in the meaning defined above

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9 May 2021

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“Microwave oven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microwave%20oven. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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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