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microwave oven

noun

  1. an electrically operated oven using high-frequency electromagnetic waves that penetrate food, causing its molecules to vibrate and generating heat within the food to cook it in a very short time.


microwave oven

noun

  1. an oven in which food is cooked by microwaves Often shortened tomicromicrowave


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Word History and Origins

Origin of microwave oven1

First recorded in 1960–65
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Example Sentences

The microwaves that heat your food inside a microwave oven are a kind of radiation, too.

Sensor cooking monitors the amount of steam your food produces inside the microwave oven to calculate cook time.

The idea was to provide domestic and corporate customers with one-stop shopping, so you could pick up everything from paper and pens, to office furniture and microwave ovens, at low prices.

So the human made interference that has contributed to so many false positives for SETI, and has included orbiting satellites and even microwave ovens, would completely disappear.

In the second half of the 20th century, the poster child of kitchen innovation was the microwave oven.

So the next day I went out and I bought a microwave oven and I made an artichoke in the microwave.

My daughter comes in and says, “I make one of those in six minutes in the microwave oven.”

Three-quarters of all American households (Barbie's included) use a microwave oven.

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