pressure cooker


pressure cooker

noun

: a special pot that is used to cook food quickly by using the pressure of steam

: a situation or place that causes you to feel a lot of stress or pressure

Full Definition of PRESSURE COOKER

1
:  an airtight utensil for quick cooking or preserving of foods by means of high-temperature steam under pressure
2
:  a situation or environment that is fraught with emotional or social pressures
pressure–cook verb

Examples of PRESSURE COOKER

  1. The new boss has turned the office into a pressure cooker.

First Known Use of PRESSURE COOKER

1915

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