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Meaning & Definition of Microwave in English

English

Microwave

/maɪkrəwev/

noun

1. A short electromagnetic wave (longer than infrared but shorter than radio waves)

  • Used for radar and microwave ovens and for transmitting telephone, facsimile, video and data
    synonym:
  • microwave

2. Kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it

  • Heat results from the absorption of energy by the water molecules in the food
    synonym:
  • microwave
  • ,
  • microwave oven

verb

1. Cook or heat in a microwave oven

  • "You can microwave the leftovers"
    synonym:
  • microwave
  • ,
  • micro-cook
  • ,
  • zap
  • ,
  • nuke

Examples of using

Tom is heating up a burrito in the microwave.
I want to microwave a frozen food.
Tom put the bowl into the microwave.