microwave

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmaɪkrəʊweɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmaɪkroʊˌweɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mīkrō wāv′)


Inflections of 'microwave' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
microwaves
v 3rd person singular
microwaving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
microwaved
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
microwaved
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

microwave

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. an [800] -watt microwave
  2. heat the [food, soup, dish] up in the microwave
  3. heat up the [food] in the microwave
  4. heat for [two] minutes in the microwave
  5. defrost [meat, fish, food] in the microwave
  6. the [meat] is defrosting in the microwave
  7. put it in the microwave for [three] minutes
  8. is a microwave and grill
  9. a microwave is shorter than a radio wave
  10. a microwave is longer than an infrared wave
  11. microwaves (are) used in [radars, communications, radiation]
  12. [emits, sends, produces, gives off] microwaves
v
  1. microwave a [meal, ready-made meal, dish]
  2. microwave [your dinner, her lunch, the leftovers]
  3. microwave (it) at [full power, 500 watts, 900 watts]
  4. microwave on [high, medium, low]
  5. microwave for [30 seconds]
  6. microwave until [melted, defrosted, hot, cooked, heated right through]
  7. microwave until it [boils, melts, starts bubbling, is cooked]
  8. microwaves in [minutes, seconds, no time]
  9. [cook, defrost] by microwaving (for)
  10. [do, should] not microwave metal
n as adj
  1. a [brand, manufacturer] of microwave ovens
  2. [buy, eat] microwave meals
  3. the microwave frequency
  4. microwave [radiation, technology]
adv
  1. a microwave-safe [dish, plate, bowl]
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