A slang verb
meaning "to cook in a microwave oven
", probably arising from the popular conception that microwaves involve dangerous radioactivity
. Fortunately, unlike atomic weapons, nuking with a microwave
generally results in warm food instead of the grisly, levelled remains of human civilization. (Although applying the latter name to the concept of "microwave pizza
" is, on a metaphorical level, probably more accurate than not.)
"My soup is cold!"
"Nuke it for 30 seconds."