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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. a very short electromagnetic wave used for cooking food or for sending information by radio or radar
microwave
verb [T] uk   us  
to cook something in a microwave: Shall I microwave something for dinner?
microwaveable
adjective UK (US microwavable) uk   us   /-weɪ.və.bl̩/
microwaveable frozen chips
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