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What does "Pressure" mean?


(n.) A contrasting force or impulse of any kind; as, the pressure of poverty; the pressure of taxes; the pressure of motives on the mind; the pressure of civilization (n.) Affliction; distress; grievance (n.) Impression; stamp; character impressed (n.) The act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of the hand (n.) The action of a force against some obstacle or opposing force; a force in the nature of a thrust, distributed over a surface, often estimated with reference to the upon a unit's area (n.) Urgency; as, the pressure of business

Synonyms force, press, coerce, blackmail, pressing, blackjack, imperativeness, insistence, insistency, force per unit area, pressure sensation

Example: "The public brought pressure to bear on the government" Example: "The sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal" Example: "The compressed gas exerts an increased pressure" Example: "He used pressure to stop the bleeding"

Word Family pressured, pressures, pressuring, pressurisation, pressurise, pressurised, pressurising, pressurization, pressurize, pressurized, pressurizing