food processor

noun
an electric appliance with interchangeable blades within a closed container into which food is inserted for slicing, shredding, mincing, chopping, puréeing, or otherwise processing at high speeds.
Also called processor.


Origin:
1970–75

food processing, noun
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food processor
 
n
cookery an electric domestic appliance designed to speed the preparation and mixing of ingredients by automatic chopping, grating, blending, etc

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food processor

electric appliance developed in the late 20th century, used for a variety of food-preparation functions including kneading, chopping, blending, and pulverizing.

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Example sentences
Place the remainder of the almonds in a food processor, fitted with a metal
  blade.
Blend all pesto ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.
Pulse sugar and ginger in a food processor until ginger is finely chopped, then
  add cream cheese and pulse until smooth.
Pulse all ingredients except bread in a food processor until finely chopped and
  combined well.
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