- 1. pressure, pressure level, force per unit area, physical phenomenon
- usage: the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"
- 2. pressure, force
- usage: a force that compels; "the public brought pressure to bear on the government"
- 3. press, pressure, pressing, push, pushing
- usage: the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"
- 4. imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure, urgency
- usage: the state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"
- 5. pressure, pressure sensation, somesthesia, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation
- usage: the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin; "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"
- 6. pressure, distress
- usage: an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
- 7. atmospheric pressure, air pressure, pressure, gas pressure
- usage: the pressure exerted by the atmosphere
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- 1. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force, compel, oblige, obligate
- usage: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
- 2. blackmail, blackjack, pressure, influence, act upon, work
- usage: exert pressure on someone through threats
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