1. [ noun ] (physics) 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
Related terms: electromagnetic_radiation electromagnetic_spectrum
2. [ verb ] (food) cook or heat in a microwave oven
Synonyms: zap nuke micro-cook

"You can microwave the left-overs"

Related terms: cook cooking
3. [ noun ] (food) kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat is produced by the absorption of microwave energy by the water molecules in the food
Synonyms: microwave_oven
Related terms: kitchen_appliance
Similar spelling:   microphage