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pressure

noun (PUSHING)    /ˈpreʃ.ər/ US  //
C2 [U] the force you produce when you press something: He put too much pressure on the door handle and it snapped. You can stop bleeding by applying pressure close to the injured area.Energy, force and powerPower and intensity C1 [C or U] the force that a liquid or gas produces when it presses against an area: gas/water pressure The new material allows the company to make gas pipes which withstand higher pressures. The gas is stored under pressure (= in a container which keeps it at a higher pressure than it would usually have).Energy, force and powerPower and intensity
(Definition of pressure noun (PUSHING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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