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pressure cooker

[′presh·ər ‚ku̇k·ər]
(engineering)
An autoclave designed for high-temperature cooking.
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Dropped into the pressure-cooked atmosphere of professional dance training, these teens and young adults have challenges pitched at them from all directions, from adjusting to the accelerated pace of Manhattan and facing the competition to absorbing technical and stylistic corrections during an average of fifteen classes a week.
"They were able to teach me about Washington, and I was able to lead them in putting on quality news programs." Staffers say Hammel is refreshingly honest and even-tempered in a business full of pressure-cooked personalities.
Pressure-cooked white rice was 30 percent lower on the glycemic index than any other type of cooked rice -- that's good.
Soybeans are soaked in water for 12 to 18 hours, then pressure-cooked for an hour before the milk is extracted and coagulated into a cake.
Set in an old-fashioned boys' grammar school in the North of England in the 1980s, it focuses on a group of bright sixth-formers who are being pressure-cooked for Oxbridge.

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