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1. microwave

noun. ['ˈmaɪkrəˌweɪv'] a short electromagnetic wave (longer than infrared but shorter than radio waves); used for radar and microwave ovens and for transmitting telephone, facsimile, video and data.

Synonyms

  • electromagnetic spectrum
  • nonparticulate radiation
  • electromagnetic wave

Etymology

  • micro- (English)
  • μικρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • wave (English)
  • waven (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Microwave

  • airwave
  • newwave
  • shockwave
  • skywave
  • starwave

Example sentences of the word microwave


1. Noun, singular or mass
Melt 1/3 cup of butter either on over low heat on the stove or in the microwave.

Quotes containing the word microwave


1. Snow is not microwave friendly. In fact, snow is not too friendly at all, unless you first buy it a few beers. Then it’s just downright slutty.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time.
- Steven Wright

3. Mr. Smith yelled at the doctor,What have you done to my boy?He's not flesh and blood,he's aluminum alloy!"The doctor said gently,What I'm going to saywill sound pretty wild.But you're not the father of this strange looking child.You see, there still is some questionabout the child's gender,but we think that its fatheris a microwave blender.
- Tim Burton, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories

2. microwave

noun. ['ˈmaɪkrəˌweɪv'] 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.

Synonyms

  • kitchen appliance

Etymology

  • micro- (English)
  • μικρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • wave (English)
  • waven (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. microwave

verb. ['ˈmaɪkrəˌweɪv'] cook or heat in a microwave oven.

Synonyms

  • nuke
  • micro-cook
  • zap

Etymology

  • micro- (English)
  • μικρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • wave (English)
  • waven (Middle English (1100-1500))
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