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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for microwave in the sense of this definition

(microwave is a kind of ...) a home appliance used in preparing food

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(microwave is a kind of ...) radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge

(... is part of microwave) the entire frequency range of electromagnetic waves

Definition 3: cook or heat in a microwave oven - [verb of change]

Samples where microwave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You can microwave the leftovers

Synonyms for microwave in the sense of this definition

(microwave is a kind of ...) transform and make suitable for consumption by heating

"These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

(microwave belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

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