picowave

[pee-kuh-weyv, pahy-]

verb (used with object), pi·co·waved, pi·co·wav·ing.

to irradiate (food) with gamma rays in order to retard spoilage.

Nearby words

  1. picornavirus,
  2. picosecond,
  3. picot,
  4. picot stitch,
  5. picotee,
  6. picquet,
  7. picramic acid,
  8. picrate,
  9. picric,
  10. picric acid

Origin of picowave

1981–86; pico- + wave; cf. microwave

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