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press +‎ -ive

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pressive (comparative more pressive, superlative most pressive)

  1. (obsolete) pressing; urgent
  2. (obsolete) oppressive
    pressive taxation
    • 1612–1626, [Joseph Hall], “(please specify the page)”, in [Contemplations vpon the Principall Passages of the Holy Storie], volumes (please specify |volume=II, V, or VI), London, →OCLC:
      The more unwillingness they saw in Christ to give his answer, the more pressive and importunate they were to draw it from him

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “pressive”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

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