HyperDic: pressure

English > 9 senses of the word pressure:
NOUNphenomenonpressure, pressure level, force per unit areathe force applied to a unit area of surface
attributepressurea force that compels
actpressure, press, pressingthe act of pressing
statepressure, imperativeness, insistence, insistency, pressthe state of demanding notice or attention
cognitionpressure, pressure sensationthe somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin
statepressurean oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
phenomenonpressure, atmospheric pressure, air pressurethe pressure exerted by the atmosphere
VERBsocialpressure, coerce, hale, squeeze, forceto cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
socialpressure, blackmail, blackjackexert pressure on someone through threats / threats
pressure > pronunciation
Soundspreh'sher
RhymesAshur ... Yorkshire: 36 rhymes with sher...
English > pressure: 9 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningThe force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit).
Example"the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"
Synonymspressure level, force per unit area
Narrowerblood pressureThe pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels
gas pressureThe pressure exerted by a gas
headThe pressure exerted by a fluid
hydrostatic headThe pressure at a given point in a liquid / liquid measured in terms of the vertical height of a column of the liquid / liquid needed to produce the same pressure
intraocular pressure, IOPpressure exerted by the fluids inside the eyeball
oil pressurepressure that keeps oil on the moving parts of an internal-combustion engine
osmotic pressure(physical chemistry) the pressure exerted by a solution necessary to prevent osmosis into that solution when it is separated from the pure solvent by a semipermeable membrane
radiation pressure, corpuscular-radiation pressureThe minute pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a wave
sound pressure, instantaneous sound pressureThe difference between the instantaneous pressure at a point in a sound field and the average pressure at that point
suctionA force over an area produced by a pressure difference
vapor pressure, vapour pressureThe pressure exerted by a vapor
Broaderphysical phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
Spanishpresión
Catalanpressió
Verbspressexert pressure or force to or upon
pressurize, pressuriseincrease the pressure in or of
pressurize, pressurisemaintain a certain pressure
pressurize, pressuriseincrease the pressure on a gas or liquid / liquid
English > pressure: 9 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA force that compels.
Example"the public brought pressure to bear on the government"
BroaderforceA powerful effect or influence
Spanishpresión
Catalanpressió
Verbspressforce or impel in an indicated direction
pressureto cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
pressureexert pressure on someone through threats / threats
English > pressure: 9 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of pressing; the exertion of pressure.
Example "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"
Synonymspress, pressing
Narrowercompression, compressingapplying pressure
impressionThe act of pressing one thing on or into the surface / surface of another
Broaderpush, pushingThe act of applying force in order to move something away
Spanishprensa, presión
Catalanpressió
Verbspressexert pressure or force to or upon
English > pressure: 9 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe state of demanding notice or attention.
Synonymsimperativeness, insistence, insistency, press
BroaderurgencyThe state of being urgent
Spanishimperiosidad, insistencia, presión
Catalaninsistència, pressió
Verbspressbe urgent
pressureto cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
pressureexert pressure on someone through threats / threats
English > pressure: 9 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningThe somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin.
Example"the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"
Synonympressure sensation
Broadersomesthesia, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensationThe perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations
Spanishpresión, sensación de presión
Catalanpressió, sensació de pressió
English > pressure: 9 senses > noun 6, state
MeaningAn oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress.
BroaderdistressA state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
English > pressure: 9 senses > noun 7, phenomenon
MeaningThe pressure exerted by the atmosphere.
Synonymsatmospheric pressure, air pressure
Narrowerbarometric pressureatmospheric pressure as indicated by a barometer
compartment pressureThe air pressure maintained in an air-tight compartment (as in an aircraft)
overpressureA transient air pressure greater than the surrounding atmospheric pressure
sea-level pressureThe atmospheric pressure reduced by a formula to the pressure at sea level
Broadergas pressureThe pressure exerted by a gas
Spanishpresión atmosférica
Catalanpressió atmosfèrica
English > pressure: 9 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningTo cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means : "She forced him to take a job in the city".
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
ModelThey pressure him to write the letter
Synonymscoerce, hale, squeeze, force
Cause toact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
NarrowerbludgeonOvercome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
bring oneselfCause to undertake a certain action, usually used in the negative
dragoon, sandbag, railroadcompel by coercion, threats / threats, or crude means
driveTo compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
squeeze forsqueeze someone for money, information, etc.
steamroller, steamrollBring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure
terrorize, terrorisecoerce by violence or with threats / threats
turn up the heat, turn up the pressureapply great or increased pressure
Broadercompel, oblige, obligateForce somebody to do something
Spanishcoaccionar, coercer, forzar, obligar, presionar
Catalancoaccionar, forçar, obligar
Nounspressurea force that compels
pressurethe state of demanding notice or attention
English > pressure: 9 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningExert pressure on someone through threats / threats.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsblackmail, blackjack
Broaderinfluence, act upon, workHave and exert influence or effect
Spanishchantajear
Nounspressurea force that compels
pressurethe state of demanding notice or attention

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