See also: pressuré
- enPR: prĕshʹ-ə(r), IPA(key): /ˈpɹɛʃə(ɹ)/
- Rhymes: -ɛʃə(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: pres‧sure
- A pressing; a force applied to a surface.
- Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding.
- A contrasting force or impulse of any kind
- the pressure of poverty; the pressure of taxes; the pressure of motives on the mind; the pressure of civilization.
- She has felt pressure lately because her boss expects her to get the job done by the first.
- the pressure of business
- (obsolete) Impression; stamp; character impressed.
- (physics) The amount of force that is applied over a given area divided by the size of this area.
Terms derived from pressure
a pressing; force applied to a surface
a contrasting force or impulse of any kind
physics: amount of force divided by area
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- (units of pressure): pascal (Pa); bar, barye (Ba); pounds per square inch (psi, lbf/in2, lb/in2), torr, mmHg, atmosphere (atm)
- (transitive) To encourage or heavily exert force or influence.
- Do not let anyone pressure you into buying something you do not want.
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of