micro-wave oven

microwave oven

noun
an electrically operated oven using high-frequency electromagnetic waves that penetrate food, causing its molecules to vibrate and generating heat within the food to cook it in a very short time.

Origin:
1960–65

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microwave oven
 
n
micro, Often shortened to: microwave an oven in which food is cooked by microwaves

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