Definition of pressure cooker in English:

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pressure cooker

Pronunciation: /ˈpreSHər ˌko͝okər/

noun

1An airtight pot in which food can be cooked quickly under steam pressure.
Example sentences
  • In a pressure cooker, foods actually cook three to ten times faster than ordinary cooking methods.
  • And when yellow split dal (moong dal) is cooked in the pressure cooker for three whistles and allowed to cool on its own, will not the dal become too gooey?
  • Steam for about 10 minutes till the iddiappam is cooked (a pressure cooker can be used without the weight).
1.1A highly stressful situation or assignment: the conformist pressure cooker of high school
More example sentences
  • Is it hard when interviewing candidates in that kind of pressure cooker situation to get them off the official talking points?
  • A new manager will need time to bed in and implement his own ideas, and the pressure cooker of the current situation is not the ideal place to start the re-building process.
  • Wanderers actually looked to be enjoying the pressure cooker situation as they knocked the ball about searching for further openings.

Derivatives

pressure-cook

Pronunciation: /ˈpreSHər ˌko͝ok/
verb
Example sentences
  • The best cooking methods are microwaving, pressure-cooking, steaming, and stir-frying.
  • My friend is an excellent cook and she has planned the menu carefully, from pressure-cooking the beans for the homemade hummus to the icing on the brownies.
  • You can prevent food poisoning in home-canned vegetables by pressure-cooking vegetables before canning.

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Syllabification: pres·sure cook·er

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