Definition of microwave in English:

microwave

Syllabification: mi·cro·wave
Pronunciation: /ˈmīkrəˌwāv
 
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noun

1An electromagnetic wave with a wavelength in the range 0.001-0.3 m, shorter than that of a normal radio wave but longer than those of infrared radiation. Microwaves are used in radar, in communications, and for heating in microwave ovens and in various industrial processes.
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  • Nor could you know whether it has an electromagnetic field or whether it is strongly emitting gamma rays, X rays, ultraviolet radiation, microwaves, or radio waves.
  • The catch is that radar uses radio waves in the microwave frequency range, or approximately one centimeter in wavelength.
  • Other examples of the non-ionizing part of the electromagnetic spectrum include AM and FM radio waves, microwaves, and infrared waves from heat lamps.
1.1 short for microwave oven.
More example sentences
  • Many do feel that the food cooked in the microwave oven is not tasty.
  • Food cooked in a microwave oven does not present a radiation risk.
  • Some people like to cook food partially in the microwave oven or on the stove to reduce smoking time.

verb

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Cook (food) in a microwave oven.
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  • You are right to point out that I overlooked the scientific inaccuracy of the previous questioner and focused instead on the food being microwaved.
  • Grilling, steaming or microwaving food rather than frying or roasting means less fat is added during cooking.
  • Ree microwaved the food and they settled down in front of the television.

Derivatives

microwaveable

(also microwavable) adjective
More example sentences
  • In my list of things that I will never do, ‘buy a microwaveable ready meal’ comes just underneath ‘buy an SUV’, and just above ‘go to another retro disco club’.
  • I picked two from that last category - ready to heat in microwaveable containers - and headed for home.
  • He has completely stopped eating packaged microwaveable convenience foods.

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