Definition of microwave noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmaɪkrəweɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪkrəweɪv//
    Energy and physical forces, In the kitchen
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  1. 1(formal microwave oven) a type of oven that cooks or heats food very quickly using electromagnetic waves rather than heat Reheat the soup in the microwave. microwave cookery/meals compare oven See related entries: In the kitchen
  2. 2 (specialist) an electromagnetic wave that is shorter than a radio wave but longer than a light wave See related entries: Energy and physical forces
  3. Extra examples I took my lunch out of the microwave. Your dinner’s in the microwave. He lives on a diet of fast food and microwave meals. This product is unsuitable for cooking in microwave ovens. You can always reheat the soup in the microwave.
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