Synonyms of microwave


1. microwave, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation

usage: 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

2. microwave, microwave oven, kitchen appliance

usage: 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


1. microwave, micro-cook, zap, nuke, cook

usage: cook or heat in a microwave oven; "You can microwave the leftovers"

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Definition and meaning of microwave (Dictionary)