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Pressure

Pressure is an English word meaning "-" in Xitsonga. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below.

Definition of pressure
- Pressure n
- 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" [syn: {pressure level}, {force per unit area}]
- A force that compels; "the public brought pressure to bear on the government"
- 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" [syn: {press}, {pressing}]
- The state of urgently demanding notice or attention; "the press of business matters" [syn: {imperativeness}, {insistence}, {insistency}, {press}]
- The somatic sensation of pressure; "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal" [syn: {pressure sensation}]
- An oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress v
- 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" [syn: {coerce}, {hale}, {squeeze}, {force}]
- Exert pressure on someone through threats [syn: {blackmail}, {blackjack}]
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