microwave oven


noun

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.

Origin of microwave oven

First recorded in 1960–65
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Related Words for microwave oven

kiln, stove, microwave, range, roaster, tandoor

British Dictionary definitions for microwave oven

microwave oven

noun

an oven in which food is cooked by microwavesOften shortened to: micro, microwave
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