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noun [countable]     cauldron pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a large round metal container used for cooking over a fire
  2. 2
    [usually singular] mainly journalism a dangerous or exciting situation where you cannot be sure what will happen next
    a cauldron of emotions/suspicion/hatred etc:

    The city had become a cauldron of lawlessness and unrest.

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