- to use a microwave oven.
- to cook, defrost, or otherwise prepare in a microwave oven.
Origin of microwave
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Examples from the Web for microwave
Microwave "pain rays" and acoustic crowd dispersal weapons already exist.
The Army suggests that laser, microwave or acoustic weapons are the answer.
He told the cops about the “microwave machine” whose “vibrations” kept him from being able to sleep.Aaron Alexis Was Hearing Voices a Month Before His Rampage
September 18, 2013
After a redesign last year, the toy now heats up like a traditional oven and looks more like a microwave.Easy-Bake Oven Mans Up: Hasbro to Manufacture Boy-Friendly Design
December 18, 2012
After a redesign last year, the toy now heats like a traditional oven and looks more like a microwave.Eighth Grader Tells Hasbro: Man Up the Easy-Bake Oven
November 30, 2012
Obviously, it had something to do with microwave transmission and reception.The Kenzie Report
I was talking to him by microwave when he was seized by them.Operation Terror
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
They're like flares, except that they operate on microwave frequencies instead of visible light.Hanging by a Thread
Gordon Randall Garrett
Three-quarters of all American households (Barbie's included) use a microwave oven.The Civilization of Illiteracy
The microwave -- which always reeked of popcorn and spilled soup -- was right in there, on top of the miniature fridge.Little Brother
- electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength range 0.3 to 0.001 metres: used in radar, cooking, etc
- (as modifier)microwave generator
- short for microwave oven
- to cook in a microwave oven
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Word Origin and History for microwave
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A high-frequency electromagnetic wave, one millimeter to one meter in wavelength, intermediate between infrared and shortwave radio wavelengths.
- To cook or heat using microwaves.
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- An electromagnetic wave with a frequency in the range of 100 megahertz to 30 gigahertz (lower than infrared but higher than other radio waves). Microwaves are used in radar, radio transmission, cooking, and other applications. Microwaves are generated naturally by many astronomical phenomena and are found in cosmic background radiation. See more at electromagnetic spectrum.
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