microwave

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Pronunciation[change]

  • enPR: mī'krə-wāv", IPA: /ˈmaɪkrəˌweɪv/, SAMPA: /"maIkr@%weIv/
  • enPR: mī'krō-wāv", IPA: /ˈmaɪkrəʊˌweɪv/, SAMPA: /"maIkr@U%weIv/

Noun[change]

Singular
microwave

Plural
microwaves

  1. (countable) A microwave is a kind of electromagnetic wave that has a wavelength between infrared light and radio waves.
  2. (countable) A microwave is a microwave oven.
    I cooked the macaroni and cheese in the microwave.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
microwave

Third-person singular
microwaves

Past tense
microwaved

Past participle
microwaved

Present participle
microwaving

  1. (transitive) If you microwave something, you cook it in a microwave oven.
    I microwaved the steak to make it hot again.

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