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.
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Origin of microwave oven
First recorded in 1960–65
Words nearby microwave oven
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British Dictionary definitions for microwave oven
an oven in which food is cooked by microwavesOften shortened to: micro, microwave
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