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  • the pressure exerted by the atmosphere
  • an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
  • the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin
    • the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal
  • the state of demanding notice or attention
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • 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
  • a force that compels
    • the public brought pressure to bear on the government
  • 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
  • exert pressure on someone through threats
  • 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
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