Definition of “microwave” - English Dictionary

“microwave” in British English

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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

(Definition of “microwave” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“microwave” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “microwave” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)