Adjective "Microwave" definition and examples

(Microwave may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)weɪv/

Definitions and examples

noun

An electromagnetic wave with a wavelength in the range 0.001–0.3 m, shorter than that of a normal radio wave but longer than those of infrared radiation. Microwaves are used in radar, in communications, and for heating in microwave ovens and in various industrial processes.
  1. 'Digital cell phones send out compressed information through microwave pulses of electromagnetic radiation.'
  2. 'I am looking for any information on the Doppler radars and the effects of microwave radiation.'
  3. 'Our bodies use both electrical and chemical communication, and non-ionizing radiation such as microwaves and electricity from power lines can seriously interfere with homoeostasis in the body.'
  4. 'In my universe, what we hear are sound waves, not portions of the electromagnetic spectrum (as microwaves are).'
  5. 'Molecular absorption spectra are observed in the infrared and microwave portion of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum.'
  6. 'According to the pigeon enthusiasts, powerful electromagnetic microwave radiation is destroying the birds' sense of direction.'
  7. 'For example, the belief that radio waves or microwaves can be used to cause a person to hear voices transmitted to him seems unlikely.'
  8. 'Other examples of the non-ionizing part of the electromagnetic spectrum include AM and FM radio waves, microwaves, and infrared waves from heat lamps.'
  9. 'This astrophysical shortfall came about because an entire window of the electromagnetic spectrum - microwaves - hadn't yet been opened.'
  10. 'There are radio waves, microwaves, infrared light, visible light, ultraviolet light, X-rays and gamma rays, all of which form what is known as the ‘electromagnetic spectrum’.'
  11. 'a cheesecake was defrosting in the microwave'
  12. 'Plastic syringes can be heat sterilized in a microwave oven.'
  13. 'I don't cook without a microwave oven, not these days I don't.'
  14. 'Food cooked in a microwave oven does not present a radiation risk.'
  15. 'Doctors warned today of the dangers of eggs exploding after being heated in a microwave oven and leading to serious injuries.'
  16. 'But that is not stopping any potential owner of a frost-free refrigerator or a microwave oven.'
  17. 'Also up for grabs were walking sticks, Zimmer frames, wheelchairs, microwaves, refrigerators and industrial vacuum cleaners.'
  18. 'I would also point out that many of our clients can't cook their own meals and don't own a microwave oven.'
  19. 'If you have cold leftover cooked potatoes, plain or mashed, reheat them in a microwave oven until steaming, then measure.'
  20. 'Some people like to cook food partially in the microwave oven or on the stove to reduce smoking time.'
  21. 'You can do practically every kind of food preparation using an efficient microwave oven, without the fuss or the mess that could result from using an oven with a gas flame.'

verb

Cook (food) in a microwave oven.
  1. 'This whole ‘link plus commentary’ business is about as difficult as microwaving a burrito.'
  2. 'I was trying to microwave some soya beans for snacking.'
  3. 'I microwaved the ice cream for 45 seconds and voila!'
  4. 'However, the heat generated by microwaving oil-based foods such as fish, nuts or seeds leads to rapid breakdown of essential fats.'
  5. 'Stay near the oven when microwaving popcorn, heat buildup can cause a fire.'
  6. 'Not many people are aware that a medium sized potato can be microwaved in 6 minutes, compared to 8 minutes for rice.'
  7. 'The damp spinach can be microwaved without adding additional water.'
  8. 'He also stated that plastic wrap placed over foods as they are microwaved and freezing your water using plastic water bottles will also release dangerous dioxins into your food and water.'
  9. 'You are right to point out that I overlooked the scientific inaccuracy of the previous questioner and focused instead on the food being microwaved.'
  10. 'It was bad enough with people microwaving food right next to all the equipment I had to store securely (by keeping it in cardboard boxes on my table).'

More definitions

1. an electromagnetic wave of extremely high frequency, 1 GH 3 or more, and having wavelengths of from 1 mm to 30 cm.

2. microwave oven. verb (used without object), microwaved, microwaving.

3. to use a microwave oven. verb (used with object), microwaved, microwaving.

4. to cook, defrost, or otherwise prepare in a microwave oven.

More examples(as adjective)

"networks can be microwave."

"trucks can be microwave."

"signals can be microwave."

"products can be microwave."

"links can be microwave."

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