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  Definition of pressure
  1. the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"
  2. a force that compels; "the public brought pressure to bear on the government"
  3. the somatic sensation of pressure; "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"
  4. the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"
  5. the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; "the press of business matters"
  6. an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
  7. to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
  8. exert pressure on someone through threats
Similar Words: press, pressing, pressure sensation, pressure level, force per unit area, imperativeness, insistence, insistency, coerce, hale, squeeze, force, blackmail, blackjack

 

Hyponyms: impression, compression, compressing, decompression, decompressing, blood pressure, gas pressure, head, hydrostatic head, intraocular pressure, oil pressure, osmotic pressure, radiation pressure, corpuscular-radiation pressure, sound pressure, instantaneous sound pressure, suction, vapor pressure, vapour pressure, turn up the heat, turn up the pressure, drive, bludgeon, steamroller, steamroll, squeeze for, dragoon, sandbag, railroad, terrorize, terrorise, bring oneself

 

Derivational Morphology: compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press, push, blackmail, blackjack, coerce, hale, force, urge, urge on, exhort, supercharge, pressurize, pressurise, power, imperativeness, insistence, insistency, power play, squeeze play, coercion, compulsion, blackmailer, extortioner, extortionist

 

Anagrams: press-up, suppress

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 压力   Dutch: druk  
Finnish: paine   French: pression  
German: Druck   Hungarian: nyomás  
Indonesian: tekanan   Interlingua: pression  
Italian: pressione   Japanese: 圧力 and 気圧  
Korean: 압력   Latvian: spiediens  
Polish: ciśnienie   Portuguese: pressão  
Romanian: presiune   Russian: давление  
Spanish: presión   Swedish: tryck  
Telugu: పీడనం  
 
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