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English definition of “microwave”

microwave

noun [C]     /ˈmaɪkrəʊweɪv/
OVEN (also microwave oven,     ) an electric oven that uses waves of energy to cook or heat food Kitchen appliances
WAVE a very short wave similar to a radio wave that is used for sending information and cooking Communications technology - general words
(Definition of microwave noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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