|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|