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pressure

noun (n)

  • the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit) (noun.phenomenon)
    Example:
    The compressed gas exerts an increased pressure.
    source: wordnet30
  • a force that compels (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    The public brought pressure to bear on the government.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure (noun.act)
    Synonym: press, pressing
    Example:
    He used pressure to stop the bleeding.
    source: wordnet30
  • the state of demanding notice or attention (noun.state)
    source: wordnet30
  • the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    The sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal.
    source: wordnet30
  • an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress (noun.state)
    source: wordnet30
  • the pressure exerted by the atmosphere (noun.phenomenon)
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of the hand. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Electro-motive force. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means : (verb.social)
    Synonym: coerce, force, hale, squeeze
    source: wordnet30
  • exert pressure on someone through threats (verb.social)
    Synonym: blackjack, blackmail
    source: wordnet30

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