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Meaning of microwave

mi•cro•wave

Pronunciation: (mī'krō-wāv"), [key]
— n., v., -waved, -wav•ing.
—n.
  1. an electromagnetic wave of extremely high frequency, 1 GH or more, and having wavelengths of from 1 mm to 30 cm.
  2. See
—v.i.
  1. to use a microwave oven.
—v.t.
  1. to cook, defrost, or otherwise prepare in a microwave oven.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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