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  Definition of Microwave
  1. kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat is produced by the absorption of microwave energy by the water molecules in the food
  2. a short electromagnetic wave (longer than infrared but shorter than radio waves); used for radar and microwave ovens and for transmitting telephone, facsimile, video and data
  3. cook or heat in a microwave oven; "You can microwave the left-overs"
Similar Words: microwave oven, micro-cook, zap, nuke

 

Part Meronyms: electromagnetic spectrum

 

Derivational Morphology: micro-cook, zap, nuke, microwave oven

 

 
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