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Definitions of pressure:

part of speech: noun

A stress or force acting in any direction against resistance.

Usage examples for pressure:

  • It hasn't fallen much, but the pressure seems to be off the bank, if you know what that means? "Whispering Smith", Frank H. Spearman
  • A pressure of intensest sorrow bowed his head. "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith
  • At least he had not pressed her with that eager pressure which a girl must resist with something of the opposition of a contest, if she resist it at all. "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope

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