Adjective "Pressure" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Continuous physical force exerted on or against an object by something in contact with it.
  1. 'Continuous negative pressure applied to a wound is now an established method for managing patients' wounds in hospital.'
  2. 'This scissoring of the bones causes extra pressure to be forced upon the Carpal Tunnel.'
  3. 'What do you see as some of the causes of the gravitational pressures bearing down on them?'
  4. 'Radial pressures exerted by roots on the surrounding soil are also believed to be a critical feature in penetration of hard soils.'
  5. 'They had to undergo genetic alterations to prepare them for the gravitational pressures of these gates.'
  6. 'Black Blaze responded to the slightest pressure on his flank or feel of his mane.'
  7. 'One girl liked to be held down while she was kissed, so there was always a lot of physical pressure on the kiss itself.'
  8. 'Users can select the contact pressure, position, separation rate, and test duration.'
  9. 'We reported peak contact pressure since peak pressure may have a direct impact on joint degeneration.'
  10. 'Continuous screw presses in particular often exert such pressure that the product is excessively bitter and astringent.'
  11. 'gas can be fed to the turbines at a pressure of around 250 psi'
  12. 'These high pore-water pressures reduce the contact between grains, thus reducing the frictional strength of the soil.'
  13. 'To reach high surface pressures, the rate of compression must then exceed the rate of collapse.'
  14. 'For example, the reported duration of daily continuous positive airway pressure varied by a factor of 10.'
  15. 'The electrons exert a pressure on the ions just like an ideal gas exerts pressure on the walls of a confining box.'
  16. 'As for the control, the resulting new steady-state pressures and reflection coefficients of the OPR were measured.'
  17. 'Flow demand was estimated from mean inspiratory flow on continuous positive airway pressure.'
  18. 'Relative loads and peak pressures for all areas were extracted for each step.'
  19. 'These compressed POPC films were stable for extended periods at very high surface pressures.'
  20. 'A fluid storage and dispensing system comprising a vessel for holding a fluid at a desired pressure.'
  21. 'Upon compression, DPPC can pack into a gel phase that can resist these high surface pressures.'
The use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something.
  1. count noun 'the many pressures on girls to worry about their looks'
  2. 'This put pressure on government and political figures in Scotland to react in a similar way.'
  3. 'The government must resist political pressure for additional funding from all sides to avoid deficit spending.'
  4. 'The food industry is under intense pressure to curtail its marketing in the face of rising levels of childhood obesity.'
  5. 'In both cases, maximum available pressure was demanded and used in order to alter the domestic laws of other countries.'
  6. 'The Government set up the new proposals following pressure from parents and others for greater standardisation of terms and holidays.'
  7. 'Mr Daniels says it is time for people to put pressure on Government and business if they want to avoid a collapse in society as we know it.'
  8. 'There could be no question of pressure or intimidation.'
  9. 'We don't have a charter and we don't have pressure from shareholders demanding profits and wanting to see readership figures.'
  10. 'Did it create a huge sense of pressure, coming from this kind of stellar background and attempting to make a name as an actress for herself?'
  11. 'oil prices came under some downwards pressure'
  12. 'He is adamant he has closed a deal which does not place undue pressure on his resources.'
  13. 'Second, it effectively concentrates downward pressure of the dollar onto the euro, adding to the problems of the Euro-zone.'
  14. 'There is increasing pressure on the resources, as I have already mentioned.'
  15. 'But he said he remained concerned about the volume of traffic and the increased pressure on local resources.'
  16. 'The use of innovative medicines also reduces pressure on hospital resources.'
  17. 'It was felt that the unemployment situation had already placed downward pressure on wages in the town.'
  18. 'This was to avoid putting pressure on construction resources at the end this year.'
  19. 'An SHA spokeswoman said a significant increase in the number of patients treated had put considerable pressure on resources.'
  20. 'When we speak to our members their number one concern is red tape, and this new legislation will of course add to this pressure on their resources.'
  21. 'But Xiao does not believe that aluminium prices will face downward pressure.'
  22. count noun 'the pressures of city life'
  23. 'I felt an enormous sense of pressure to do that, but I didn't know if I would be able to.'
  24. 'But hospital chiefs say they cannot operate on any new patients because of the huge demand and pressure on surgeons' time.'
  25. 'They made me comfortable and it is a team with no pressure, no stress, and we can just get down to working.'
  26. 'Modern prosperity may be greater but modern life is pressure and stress.'
  27. 'Nursing and support staff do a wonderful job but are constantly under pressure from ever dwindling resources.'
  28. 'About half of Hong Kong people suffer from hair loss due to stress and working pressure, a study has shown.'
  29. 'Library books come with a due date, which directly interprets into stress and pressure.'
  30. 'In some cases, parents may come under intolerable pressure and stress, which leads to them harm their own children.'
  31. 'This is the bit I hate, what if it makes people feel all stressed and under pressure to perform?'
  32. 'The break from the grinding pressure of county demands will only help him to refine his football focus.'


Attempt to persuade or coerce (someone) into doing something.
  1. with object and infinitive 'she pressured her son to accept a job offer from the bank'
  2. 'Mr. Harvey had great expectations of his son, and pressured him to pursue the same career path.'
  3. 'The key is whether the woman was actually capable of choosing her own vote or if she was pressured into doing so.'
  4. 'He said he and his wife had never pressured their son into moving out, but they now believed he was afraid to tell them he no longer had his flat.'
  5. 'She didn't want to do it but he pressured her and badgered her until she finally gave in.'
  6. 'He stood at the gates in sun and downpours of rain but never pressured anyone for a shilling.'
  7. 'The gals are really pressuring you, and it does sound delightfully tempting.'
  8. 'Constantly it seems we are pressured to declare our allegiance to one side or the other.'
  9. 'If his family had succeeded in pressuring him to end the relationship, he would have been lost and devalued.'
  10. 'The authorities are pressuring me to bring these people to them to record their statements but I am helpless as they refuse to go.'
  11. 'After all, I'd been pressuring him for years to recall this now famous classmate.'

More definitions

1. the exertion of force upon a surface by an object, fluid, etc., in contact with it: the pressure of earth against a wall.

2. Physics. force per unit area. Symbol:P.Compare stress (def 6).

3. Meteorology. atmospheric pressure.

4. Electricity. electromotive force.

5. the state of being pressed or compressed.

6. harassment; oppression: the pressures of daily life.

7. a constraining or compelling force or influence: the social pressures of city life; financial pressure

More examples(as adjective)

"futures can be pressure by origins."

"dates can be pressure in reports."

"places can be pressure."

"groups can be pressure."

"datas can be pressure."

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Late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin pressura, from press- ‘pressed’, from the verb premere (see press).