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Definitions of pressure

  1. exert pressure on someone through threats Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a force that compels; "the public brought pressure to bear on the government" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the somatic sensation of pressure; "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Electro-motive force. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of the hand. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Affliction; distress; grievance. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Urgency; as, the pressure of business. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Impression; stamp; character impressed. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A heavy bearing down or pushing against; force or weight acting against anything; a force which drives ahead; as, to work under pressure; burden; urgent or insistent demand; as, the pressure of work. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Act of pressing: a squeezing: the state of being pressed: impulse: constraining force: that which presses or afflicts: difficulties: urgency: (physics) the action of force on something resisting it. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Act of pressing; state of being pressed; urgency; force. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. The act of pressing, or the state of being pressed; urgency; rush. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The act of pressing; the state of being pressed; force of one body acting on another; a constraining force or impulse; anything which oppresses; straits, or the distress accruing; urgency; impression. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The force of one body acting on another by weight only, or by the continued application of power; a constraining force or impulse; that which straitens; urgency; difficulties; an impression. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Tension in plant tissue caused by the turgidity of the cells. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for pressure

  1. To return that pressure was not an act of little Miss Blythe's will. – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  2. The pressure once removed, however, groups of Negroes long waiting for religious freedom found adequate opportunity for exercising it in the organization of numerous Baptist churches. – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson
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