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 Called the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE), the tiny cubesat—about the size of a microwave oven—will launch no earlier than June 25, 2022 after a several delays. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 23 June 2022 Attached to a normal propane tank, this device - the size of a large microwave oven, and quite portable - reaches 1500° in less than 3 minutes of warm up. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 7 June 2022 For example, a card representing a microwave oven valued at $100 only garnered $40. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 12 May 2022 Picture a cylinder the width of a roll of quarters housed in a rectangle the size of a microwave oven, describing a north-south orbit for roughly 10 years, crossing over every point on Earth as the planet spins beneath it. Neal Rubin, Detroit Free Press, 26 May 2022 Each satellite is just the size of a microwave oven, says GHGSat. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 30 Apr. 2022 The couple used a disassembled microwave oven for a power supply. NBC News, 26 Apr. 2022 The fractal burning process typically uses a high-voltage transformer, often repurposed from a microwave oven, to flow current across wood items that have been soaked with a chemical solution. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 25 Apr. 2022 Using the microwave oven and only one skillet makes clean up easy. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of microwave oven

1955, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jul 2022

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“Microwave oven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microwave%20oven. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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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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