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Definitions of pressure:
  • noun:   a force that compels
    Example: "The public brought pressure to bear on the government"
  • noun:   the somatic sensation of pressure
    Example: "The sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"
  • noun:   the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)
    Example: "The compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"
  • noun:   an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
  • noun:   the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
    Example: "He used pressure to stop the bleeding"
  • noun:   the state of urgently demanding notice or attention
  • verb:   exert pressure on someone through threats
  • verb:   to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

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