Microwave Definition & Meaning – Merriam-Webster

Noun

The apartment came with a microwave.

Verb

microwave a bowl of soup

recent Examples on the Web : noun

Directions: Bake these potatoes ahead and reheat in the microwave if desired.

Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 26 Apr. 2022

These slippers can be heated up in the microwave to warm his toes up or placed in the fridge during summer to cool them off.

Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, 19 Apr. 2022

While the salmon sautes in the skillet, the bok choy and rice cook in the microwave.

Tribune News Service, cleveland, 19 Apr. 2022

Lucy writes: My husband burns his microwave popcorn on purpose.

New York Times, 24 Feb. 2022

The marble rolling pin is displayed on top of her microwave.

Spencer Durham, chicagotribune.com, 24 Jan. 2022

The press conference was interrupted at the UConn campus in Hartford by burning popcorn in a microwave, setting off an alarm that told students to evacuate the building.

Christopher Keating, courant.com, 15 Feb. 2022

If so, just pop it back into the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds on HIGH, or until it’s glossy and thin enough to drizzle over the cake.

Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2022

Stir with a fork and then place in microwave on high for 1 minute.

Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 24 Jan. 2022

holocene Examples on the Web : verb

Black Mirror episode where awful unctuously racist talk show host patiently cultivates a horrible audience for 30 years and then at the end convinces the worst 10% of men in America to microwave their own nuts.

Peter Weber, The Week, 18 Apr. 2022

The light from this epoch, now stretched to microwave wavelengths because of the universe’s subsequent expansion, is detectable as the all-pervading cosmic microwave background.

Anil Ananthaswamy, Scientific American, 18 Apr. 2022

Top with cheddar cheese and return to microwave and cook until eggs are completely set, 15 to 30 seconds longer.

Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 24 Jan. 2022

Don’t microwave plastic food-storage bags or plastic bags from the grocery store, even if the package is marked as safe for microwaving.

Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2021

Stir with a fork, then microwave another 30 seconds.

Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 24 Jan. 2022

To reheat, microwave the muffins on LOW for about 30 seconds or reheat in a 300-degree oven for 10 minutes.

Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2021

Butter should be soft to the touch — if not, microwave for a few seconds — and cheese cool but not cold.

Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Dec. 2021

Stir until the chocolate is melted (if necessary, microwave or set the bowl over gently simmering water).

Beth Segal, cleveland, 10 Dec. 2021

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