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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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