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Definition of "microwave" []

  • An electromagnetic wave with a wavelength between that of infrared and short waves (one millimeter to one meter). (noun)
  • Informal A microwave oven. (noun)
  • To cook or heat (food) in a microwave oven. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "microwave" in a sentence
  • "It occurred in a world before manned space travel, when the Princess phone was the ultimate in communication, when the term microwave was something you encountered in a college physics textbook instead of on your kitchen counter."
  • "Also, I'd classify the grape in the microwave is a physics demo, not a chem one.ey. look."
  • "Also ..... defrosting things in your fridge instead of an open kitchen or a microwave is a great way to save energy as during the time the item is defrosting it keeps your fridge cooler so it does less work!"