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pressure



I - noun
1. the force applied to a unit area of surface;
measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit) (Freq. 65)
- the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure
Syn:
pressure level, force per unit area
Derivationally related forms:
press, pressurize, pressurise
Hypernyms:
physical phenomenon
Hyponyms:
blood pressure, gas pressure, head, hydrostatic head, intraocular pressure,
IOP, oil pressure, osmotic pressure, radiation pressure, corpuscular-radiation pressure, sound pressure,
instantaneous sound pressure, suction, vapor pressure, vapour pressure
2. a force that compels (Freq. 29)
- the public brought pressure to bear on the government
Derivationally related forms:
press
Hypernyms:
force
3. the act of pressing;
the exertion of pressure (Freq. 4)
- he gave the button a press
- he used pressure to stop the bleeding
- at the pressing of a button
Syn:
press, pressing
Derivationally related forms:
press (for: pressing), press, press (for: press)
Hypernyms:
push, pushing
Hyponyms:
impression, compression, compressing
4. the state of demanding notice or attention (Freq. 3)
- the insistence of their hunger
- the press of business matters
Syn:
imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press
Derivationally related forms:
press, insistent (for: insistency), insistent (for: insistence), imperative (for: imperativeness)
Hypernyms:
urgency
5. the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin (Freq. 2)
- the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal
Syn:
pressure sensation
Hypernyms:
somesthesia, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation
6. an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
Hypernyms:
distress
7. the pressure exerted by the atmosphere
Syn:
atmospheric pressure, air pressure
Hypernyms:
gas pressure
Hyponyms:
barometric pressure, compartment pressure, overpressure, sea-level pressure

II - verb
1. to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city" (Freq. 1)
- He squeezed her for information
Syn:
coerce, hale, squeeze, force
Derivationally related forms:
force (for: force), squeeze (for: squeeze), coercive (for: coerce), coercion (for: coerce)
Hypernyms:
compel, oblige, obligate
Hyponyms:
turn up the heat, turn up the pressure, drive, bludgeon, steamroller,
steamroll, squeeze for, dragoon, sandbag, railroad, terrorize,
terrorise, bring oneself
Cause:
act, move
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
- Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
- They pressure him to write the letter
2. exert pressure on someone through threats
Syn:
blackmail, blackjack
Derivationally related forms:
blackmail (for: blackmail), blackmailer (for: blackmail)
Hypernyms:
influence, act upon, work
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody

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