pressure cooker

noun

Definition of pressure cooker

  1. 1 :  an airtight utensil for quick cooking or preserving of foods by means of high-temperature steam under pressure

  2. 2 :  a situation or environment that is fraught with emotional or social pressures

pressure–cook

verb

Examples of pressure cooker in a sentence

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

1915

First Known Use of pressure cooker

1915


PRESSURE COOKER Defined for English Language Learners

pressure cooker

noun

Definition of pressure cooker for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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