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Definition 1: the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure - [noun denoting act]

Samples where pressure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave the button a press
  • he used pressure to stop the bleeding
  • at the pressing of a button

Synonyms for pressure in the sense of this definition

(pressure is a kind of ...) the act of applying force in order to move something away

"he gave the door a hard push" "the pushing is good exercise"

(... is a kind of pressure ) the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another

"he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"

(... is a kind of pressure ) applying pressure

Definition 2: a force that compels - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where pressure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the public brought pressure to bear on the government

(pressure is a kind of ...) a powerful effect or influence

"the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"

Definition 3: the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where pressure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal

Synonyms for pressure in the sense of this definition

(pressure is a kind of ...) the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations

"he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes"

Definition 4: the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where pressure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure

Synonyms for pressure in the sense of this definition

(pressure is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

(... is a kind of pressure ) a force over an area produced by a pressure difference

(... is a kind of pressure ) the difference between the instantaneous pressure at a point in a sound field and the average pressure at that point

(... is a kind of pressure ) the minute pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a wave

(... is a kind of pressure ) (physical chemistry) the pressure exerted by a solution necessary to prevent osmosis into that solution when it is separated from the pure solvent by a semipermeable membrane

(... is a kind of pressure ) pressure that keeps oil on the moving parts of an internal-combustion engine

(... is a kind of pressure ) pressure exerted by the fluids inside the eyeball; regulated by resistance to the outward flow of aqueous humor

"glaucoma can result from increased intraocular pressure"

(... is a kind of pressure ) the pressure at a given point in a liquid measured in terms of the vertical height of a column of the liquid needed to produce the same pressure

(... is a kind of pressure ) the pressure exerted by a fluid

"a head of steam"

(... is a kind of pressure ) the pressure exerted by a gas

(... is a kind of pressure ) the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels; results from the systole of the left ventricle of the heart; sometimes measured for a quick evaluation of a person's health

"adult blood pressure is considered normal at 120/80 where the first number is the systolic pressure and the second is the diastolic pressure"

(... is a kind of pressure ) the pressure exerted by a vapor; often understood to mean saturated vapor pressure (the vapor pressure of a vapor in contact with its liquid form)

Definition 5: the pressure exerted by the atmosphere - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for pressure in the sense of this definition

(pressure is a kind of ...) the pressure exerted by a gas

(... is a kind of pressure ) atmospheric pressure as indicated by a barometer

(... is a kind of pressure ) the air pressure maintained in an air-tight compartment (as in an aircraft)

(... is a kind of pressure ) a transient air pressure greater than the surrounding atmospheric pressure

"the overpressure of the blast kills by lethal concussion"

(... is a kind of pressure ) the atmospheric pressure reduced by a formula to the pressure at sea level

Definition 6: the state of demanding notice or attention - [noun denoting state]

Samples where pressure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the insistence of their hunger
  • the press of business matters

Synonyms for pressure in the sense of this definition

(pressure is a kind of ...) the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

Definition 7: an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress - [noun denoting state]

(pressure is a kind of ...) a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)

"a ship in distress" "she was the classic maiden in distress"

Samples where pressure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She forced him to take a job in the city
  • He squeezed her for information

Synonyms for pressure in the sense of this definition

(pressure is a kind of ...) force somebody to do something

"We compel all students to fill out this form"

(... is a kind of pressure ) cause to undertake a certain action, usually used in the negative

"He could not bring himself to call his parents"

(... is a kind of pressure ) coerce by violence or with threats

(... is a kind of pressure ) compel by coercion, threats, or crude means

"They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"

(... is a kind of pressure ) squeeze someone for money, information, etc.

(... is a kind of pressure ) bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure

"The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"

(... is a kind of pressure ) overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club

"The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas"

(... is a kind of pressure ) to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly

"She is driven by her passion"

(... is a kind of pressure ) apply great or increased pressure

"The Democrats turned up the heat on their candidate to concede the election"

(pressure causes ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Synonyms for pressure in the sense of this definition

(pressure is a kind of ...) have and exert influence or effect

"The artist's work influenced the young painter" "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

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