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microwave

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Electricity
microwavemi‧cro‧wave1 /ˈmaɪkrəweɪv/ ●●● S2 noun [countable]  1 microwave.jpg (also microwave oven) a type of oven that cooks food very quickly using very short electric waves instead of heat I’ll heat it up in the microwave.2 TPEa very short electric wave that is used in cooking food and sending messages by radio, and in radar
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microwaveCompact models are about the size of a microwave.With a microwave, he calculates, we could get rid of our cook.If this would otherwise be done leaving food out or in the refrigerator, then the microwave actually adds to energy use.
Related topics: Cooking
microwavemicrowave2 verb [transitive]  DFCDFUto cook something in a microwave oven You can heat it up under the grill or microwave it.see thesaurus at cookmicrowaveable, microwavable adjective a new range of microwavable snacks
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microwaveThis involved grating soap, microwaving it and finally putting it through a food processor.
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Verb table
microwave
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymicrowave
he, she, itmicrowaves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymicrowaved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave microwaved
he, she, ithas microwaved
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad microwaved
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill microwave
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have microwaved
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam microwaving
he, she, itis microwaving
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you, we, theyare microwaving
Past
I, he, she, itwas microwaving
you, we, theywere microwaving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been microwaving
he, she, ithas been microwaving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been microwaving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be microwaving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been microwaving
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