microwave etymology

English word microwave comes from English wave, English micro- ((metric units) One millionth.. Very small.)

Detailed word origin of microwave

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
wave English (eng) (intransitive) To have an undulating or wavy form.. (intransitive) To move back and forth repeatedly.. (intransitive) To move one’s hand back and forth (generally above the head) in greeting or departure.. (intransitive, baseball) To swing and miss at a pitch.. (intransitive, ergative) To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.. (intransitive, obsolete) To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an [...]
micro- English (eng) (metric units) One millionth.. Very small.
microwave English (eng) A microwave oven.. An electromagnetic wave with wavelength between that of infrared light and radio waves. (transitive) To cook (something) in a microwave oven.

Words with the same origin as microwave

Descendants of wave
secondary stop sup
Descendants of micro-