pressure cooker

pressure cooker
noun Date: 1915 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pressure-cooker — adj, always used before a noun the pressure cooker [=high pressure] atmosphere of law school • • • Main Entry: ↑pressure cooker …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pressure cooker — 1. (Cookery) a pot with a lid which may be tightly bound to the bottom part, forming a vessel which can withstand some gas pressure from within. It is used to heat foods in water or steam to a temperature somewhat above the boiling point of water …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pressure cooker — pressure .cooker n 1.) a tightly covered cooking pot in which food is cooked very quickly by the pressure of hot steam 2.) a situation or place that causes anxiety or difficulties ▪ the pressure cooker of soccer management …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pressure cooker — pressure ,cooker noun count 1. ) a deep cooking pan with a tight lid that allows the pressure of steam to cook food quickly 2. ) INFORMAL a difficult situation in which people have to work very hard or experience a lot of strong emotions: the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pressure cooker — pressure cookers N COUNT A pressure cooker is a large metal container with a lid that fits tightly, in which you can cook food quickly using steam at high pressure …   English dictionary

  • pressure cooker — ► NOUN ▪ an airtight pot in which food can be cooked quickly under steam pressure …   English terms dictionary

  • pressure cooker — ☆ pressure cooker n. an airtight metal container for quick cooking by means of steam under pressure …   English World dictionary

  • pressure cooker — 1. a reinforced pot, usually of steel or aluminum, in which soups, meats, vegetables, etc., may be cooked quickly in heat above boiling point by steam maintained under pressure. 2. any situation, job, assignment, etc., in which a person is faced… …   Universalium

  • pressure cooker — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pressure cooker : singular pressure cooker plural pressure cookers 1) a deep cooking pan with a tight lid that allows the pressure of steam to cook food quickly 2) informal a difficult situation in which people …   English dictionary

  • pressure-cooker —  Stressful environment.  ► “Because working age Americans often spend 1/2 of their waking hours on the job, life in this pressure cooker frequently builds up excessive levels of stress.” (HR Magazine, Dec. 1994, p. 92) …   American business jargon

  • pressure cooker — šiluminė barokamera statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. pressure cooker vok. Dampfdruckkammer, f rus. термобарокамера, f pranc. chambre thermique à dépression, f …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

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