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    Definition
    (noun) the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)
    Example Sentence
    • the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure
    Definition
    (noun) a force that compels
    Example Sentence
    • the public brought pressure to bear on the government
    Definition
    (noun) the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
    Synonyms : press , pressing
    Example Sentence
    • he gave the button a press
    • he used pressure to stop the bleeding
    • at the pressing of a button
    Definition
    (noun) the state of demanding notice or attention
    Example Sentence
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
    Definition
    (noun) the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin
    Synonyms : pressure sensation
    Example Sentence
    • the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal
    Definition
    (noun) an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress Definition
    (noun) the pressure exerted by the atmosphere Definition
    (verb) to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :
    Synonyms : coerce , force , hale , squeeze
    Example Sentence
    • She forced him to take a job in the city
    • He squeezed her for information
    Definition
    (verb) exert pressure on someone through threats
    Synonyms : blackjack , blackmail
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