A large vessel, such as a kettle or vat, used for boiling.(noun)
A state or situation of great distress or unrest felt to resemble a boiling kettle or vat: a cauldron of conflicting corporate politics. (noun)
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Use "cauldron" in a sentence
"President Bush says U.S. troops are making progress in Iraq, arguing that an early pullout would turn Iraq into what he calls a cauldron of chaos."
"This was also the root of the English word "cauldron" and the French word chaudiere - and it is obviously a short hop from there to chowder."
"The cauldron is the symbol for what we will be brewing this long winter."