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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.
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Origin of microwave oven

First recorded in 1960–65
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microwave oven

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