Definitions for pressure

Definitions for (noun) pressure

Main entry: press, pressing, pressure

Definition: the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure

Usage: he gave the button a press; he used pressure to stop the bleeding; at the pressing of a button

Main entry: pressure

Definition: a force that compels

Usage: the public brought pressure to bear on the government

Main entry: pressure, pressure sensation

Definition: the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin

Usage: the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal

Main entry: air pressure, atmospheric pressure, pressure

Definition: the pressure exerted by the atmosphere

Main entry: force per unit area, pressure, pressure level

Definition: the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)

Usage: the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure

Main entry: imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure

Definition: the state of demanding notice or attention

Usage: the insistence of their hunger; the press of business matters

Main entry: pressure

Definition: an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress

Definitions for (verb) pressure

Main entry: squeeze, pressure, force, hale, coerce

Definition: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

Usage: He squeezed her for information

Main entry: pressure, blackjack, blackmail

Definition: exert pressure on someone through threats

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