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  1. pres·sure
    IPA[ˈpreSHər]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. attempt to persuade or coerce (someone) into doing something:

      it might now be possible to pressure him into resigning
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: pressure, plural noun: pressures

    • noun

      continuous physical force exerted on or against an object by something in contact with it:

      the force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact:

    • verb

      attempt to persuade or coerce (someone) into doing something:
    • noun

      a condition of the atmosphere in which the pressure is above average (e.g. in an anticyclone):

      physical pressure that is higher than a standard or average pressure:

    • adjective

      characterized by or exhibiting atmospheric pressure that is above average:

      involving a high degree of physical pressure:

    • noun

      a condition of the atmosphere in which the pressure is below average (e.g. in a depression):

      physical pressure that is lower than a standard or average pressure:

    • adjective

      characterized by or exhibiting atmospheric pressure that is below average:

      involving a small or limited degree of physical pressure:

    • verb

      cook (food) in a pressure cooker:

      subject (someone) to a highly stressful situation or assignment:

    • noun

      an airtight pot in which food can be cooked quickly under steam pressure.

      a highly stressful situation or assignment:

    • noun

      a container designed to hold material at high pressures.

      an enclosed structure containing a nuclear reactor core immersed in pressurized coolant.

    • noun

      a point on the surface of the body sensitive to pressure:

      a point where an artery can be pressed against a bone to inhibit bleeding.

    • noun

      the difference between the instantaneous pressure at a point in the presence of a sound wave and the static pressure of the medium.
    • noun

      a group that tries to influence public policy in the interest of a particular cause:
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