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English definition of “pressure cooker”

pressure cooker

noun [C]    
a cooking pan with a tightly fitting lid that allows food to cook quickly in steam under pressurePots and pans
(Definition of pressure cooker noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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