Dictionary Results for pressure


1. pressure - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): pressure_level, force_per_unit_area

Hypernym(s): physical_phenomenon




2. pressure - noun

· a force that compels; "the public brought pressure to bear on the government"

Hypernym(s): force




3. pressure - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): press, pressing

Hypernym(s): push, pushing




4. pressure - noun

· the state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"

Synonym(s): imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press

Hypernym(s): urgency




5. pressure - noun

· the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin; "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"

Synonym(s): pressure_sensation

Hypernym(s): somesthesia, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic_sensation




6. pressure - noun

· an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress

Hypernym(s): distress




7. pressure - noun

· the pressure exerted by the atmosphere

Synonym(s): atmospheric_pressure, air_pressure

Hypernym(s): gas_pressure




8. pressure - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): coerce, hale, squeeze, force

Hypernym(s): compel, oblige, obligate




9. pressure - verb

· exert pressure on someone through threats

Synonym(s): blackmail, blackjack

Hypernym(s): influence, act_upon, work





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