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English definition of “microwave”

microwave

noun [C]     /ˈmaɪ.krə.weɪv/ US  /-kroʊ-/
(also microwave oven) an electric oven that uses waves of energy to cook or heat food quickly : Put the fish in the microwave and it'll only take five minutes .Kitchen appliances a very short electromagnetic wave used for cooking food or for sending information by radio or radarCommunications technology - general words microwave     verb [T] to cook something in a microwave: Shall I microwave something for dinner ?Preparing food using heatPreparing food microwaveable (US microwavable)     /-weɪ.və.bl̩/ adjective microwaveable frozen chips Preparing food using heatPreparing food
(Definition of microwave noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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