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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋprєʃZ 〕


〔 ˊpreʃә 〕

Overview of noun pressure

The noun pressure has 7 senses

  • pressure, pressure level, force per unit area -- (the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure")

  • pressure -- (a force that compels; "the public brought pressure to bear on the government")

  • press, pressure, pressing -- (the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button")

  • imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure -- (the state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters")

  • pressure, pressure sensation -- (the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin; "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal")

  • pressure -- (an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress)

  • atmospheric pressure, air pressure, pressure -- (the pressure exerted by the atmosphere)

Overview of verb pressure

The verb pressure has 2 senses

  • coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force -- (to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information")

  • blackmail, blackjack, pressure -- (exert pressure on someone through threats)