microwave oven
noun Date: 1955 an oven in which food is cooked by the heat produced by the absorption of microwave energy by water molecules in the food

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • microwave oven — 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. [1960 65] * * * Appliance that cooks food by means …   Universalium

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  • microwave oven — oven that uses microwaves to penetrate food and cook it fast …   English contemporary dictionary

  • microwave oven — /ˌmaɪkrəweɪv ˈʌvən/ (say .muykruhwayv uvuhn) noun an oven which cooks with unusual rapidity, by passing microwaves through food and generating heat inside it. Also, microwave …   Australian English dictionary

  • microwave oven — noun kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat results from the absorption of energy by the water molecules in the food • Syn: ↑microwave • Derivationally related forms: ↑microwave (for: ↑microwave) •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • microwave oven — noun An appliance for cooking food using microwave energy. Syn: microwave …   Wiktionary

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  • Microwave oven —   A household cooking appliance consisting of a compartment designed to cook or heat food by means of microwave energy. It may also have a browning coil and convection heating as additional features.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information… …   Energy terms

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