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microwavenoun [C]

us   /ˈmɑɪ·krəˌweɪv/
physics a very short, very fast wave of electromagnetic energy that causes heat in atoms of water and some other substances
microwave oven
A microwave or microwave oven is a machine that cooks food quickly using microwaves: Heat up the leftover pizza in the microwave.
microwave
verb [I/T] us   /ˈmɑɪ·krəˌweɪv/
[I] Microwave on high for 12 minutes.
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microwavenoun [C]

uk   /ˈmaɪ.krə.weɪv/ us   /ˈmaɪ.kroʊ.weɪv/
microwave
verb [T] uk   us  
to cook something in a microwave: Shall I microwave something for dinner?
microwaveable
adjective UK US microwavable uk   /ˈmaɪ.krə.weɪ.və.bəl/ us   /ˈmaɪ.kroʊ.weɪ.və.bəl/
microwaveable frozen chips
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