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English noun: microwave

1. microwave (phenomenon) 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

Broader (hypernym)electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation

Part meronymelectromagnetic spectrum

2. microwave (artifact) 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

Synonymsmicrowave oven

Broader (hypernym)kitchen appliance

English verb: microwave

1. microwave (change) cook or heat in a microwave oven

SamplesYou can microwave the leftovers.

ExamplesThe chefs microwave the vegetables

Synonymsmicro-cook, nuke, zap

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cook

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

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