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 (mī′krə-wāv′, -krō-)
Relating to or being electromagnetic radiation between radio waves and infrared waves in the electromagnetic spectrum, having frequencies between 300 megahertz and 300 gigahertz and wavelengths between 1 meter and 1 millimeter.
1. A wave of microwave radiation.
2. Informal A microwave oven.
tr.v. mi·cro·waved, mi·cro·wav·ing, mi·cro·waves
To cook or heat (food) in a microwave oven.

mi′cro·wav′a·ble, mi′cro·wave′a·ble adj.


Electromagnetic radiation between radio and infrared wavelengths.
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This book discusses current research on how microwaves interact with foods by dielectric properties and reviews the effects on nutritional and sensory quality.
The plasma can be created from adding most any gas," says Tasch, who explains its job is to absorb the microwaves and prevent their reflection back to the magnetron.
According to the sources we find online and elsewhere, microwaving food creates carcinogens, and in parts of Europe, health authorities have banned microwaves as dangerous to human health.
The device was discovered accidentally when the chocolate bar of a scientist experimenting with microwaves melted in his pocket.
People had always thought that metals wouldn't work in microwaves," says Dinesh K.
How microwaves get water molecules moving to heat food in a flash.
Interaction of microwaves with major baking ingredients.
In Russia, microwaves evaporate liquids from radioactive wastes, then melt the remaining solids into special glass for storage or burial.