high-pressure Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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high-pressureadjective

 /ˈhɑɪˈpreʃ·ər/

high-pressure adjective (STRESS)

involving a lot of stress because of the high expectations of others: a high-pressure job

high-pressure adjective (FORCE)

having or using a lot of force: high-pressure hoses earth science High-pressure also means having a high barometric pressure (= amount of force on the earth's surface caused by the weight of the air).
Translations of “high-pressure”
in Chinese (Traditional) 壓力, 高壓的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 压力, 高压的…
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