Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To irradiate (food) with gamma rays in order to kill insects or worms.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

pico- + wave (from the extremely short wavelength of gamma radiation).

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  • pi-cow-ave

    July 3, 2009