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microwave

noun [C] uk   /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] uk   us  
to cook something in a microwave: Shall I microwave something for dinner?Preparing food using heatPreparing food
microwaveable
adjective uk (US microwavable)   /-weɪ.və.bl̩/ us  
microwaveable frozen chipsPreparing food using heatPreparing food
(Definition of microwave from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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