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See also pressuré
From Old French, from Latin pressūra.
- enPR: prĕshʹ-ə(r), IPA: /ˈprɛʃə(ɹ)/, X-SAMPA: /"prES@(r\)/
- Rhymes: -ɛʃə(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: pres‧sure
- A pressing; a force applied to a surface.
- Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding.
- A contrasting force or impulse of any kind
- the pressure of poverty; the pressure of taxes; the pressure of motives on the mind; the pressure of civilization.
- She has felt pressure lately because her boss expects her to get the job done by the first.
- the pressure of business
- (obsolete) Impression; stamp; character impressed.
- (physics) The amount of force that is applied over a given area divided by the size of this area.
Derived terms 
physics: amount of force divided by area
a pressing; force applied to a surface
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See also 
- (units of pressure): pascal (Pa); bar, barye (Ba); pounds per square inch (psi, lbf/in2, lb/in2), torr, mmHg, atmosphere (atm)
- (transitive) To encourage or heavily exert force or influence.
- Do not let anyone pressure you into buying something you do not want.
- first-person singular present indicative of pressurer
- third-person singular present indicative of pressurer
- first-person singular present subjunctive of pressurer
- third-person singular present subjunctive of pressurer
- second-person singular imperative of pressurer
- vocative masculine singular of pressūrus
Old French 
- pressure (action or result of pressing)
- English: pressure (borrowed)