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Definition of "pressure cooker" [pressure cooker]

  • An airtight metal pot that uses steam under pressure at high temperature to cook food quickly. (noun)
  • Informal A situation or an atmosphere of difficulty, stress, or anxiety: "placing children into social, educational pressure cookers” ( Fred M. Hechinger). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pressure cooker" in a sentence
  • "There was a hallway, a living room downstairs, and a kitchen in which he showed her pots and pans and a pressure cooker and a kerosene Lshiop."
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