Electromagnetic waves with a wavelength on the order of a few inches. Microwaves are longer than infrared radiation and shorter than radio waves. Microwaves are used extensively for communication, both in satellite television and for the transmission of long-distance telephone signals. In a microwave oven, food is cooked by the heat generated when the water in the food absorbs microwaves.
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No cars, no medicine, no microwaves, no phones—just unplug from everything science has given you and leave the rest of us alone.Southern Baptist Convention: Trans People Don’t Exist|Jay Michaelson|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Microwaves vary from model to model, and can range from about 300 watts to 1000 watts or more.
People blindly following instructions may not realize they have microwaves with a wattage lower than the instructions specify.
New studies suggest that prenatal exposure to anti-depressants, microwaves and cellphones may lead to ADHD and autism.Should Pregnant Women Ditch SSRIs, Microwaves and Cellphones?|Anneli Rufus|November 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The measuring instruments used microwaves and gave readings of distance by counting cycles and reading phase differences.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Air became a high-resistance conductor comparable to nichrome wire, when and where the projector sent its microwaves.The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster
Presently a missile found its target-seeking microwaves reflected by the ionized metal steam.Talents, Incorporated|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
There were microwaves of strictly standard amplitude, for measurement-standards.The Aliens|Murray Leinster