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[non-stik] /ˈnɒnˌstɪk/
having or providing a finish designed to prevent food from sticking during cooking or baking:
a nonstick saucepan; a nonstick cooking spray.
Origin of nonstick
1955-60; non- + stick2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Grill octopus in a nonstick frying pan for four minutes on each side.
  • Spray heavy duty foil with nonstick spray, then place fish on the foil.
  • Add a flour tortilla to a large, nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Brush on both sides with mayonnaise or spray with nonstick cooking oil.
  • Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray.
  • Cover a jelly-roll pan with aluminum foil and then spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Carefully fit each piece into a nonstick muffin pan to create a cup.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
British Dictionary definitions for nonstick


(of saucepans, frying pans, etc) coated with a substance such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) that prevents food sticking to them
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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