Associations to the word «Pressure»


PRESSURE, noun. A pressing; a force applied to a surface.
PRESSURE, noun. A contrasting force or impulse of any kind
PRESSURE, noun. Distress.
PRESSURE, noun. Urgency
PRESSURE, noun. (obsolete) Impression; stamp; character impressed.
PRESSURE, noun. (physics) The amount of force that is applied over a given area divided by the size of this area.
PRESSURE, verb. (transitive) To encourage or heavily exert force or influence.
PRESSURE BANDAGE, noun. A tight fitting or tightly wrapped bandage for reducing swelling or blood loss from a wound by applying pressure to the injury.
PRESSURE CANNER, noun. A large pressure cooker capable of holding jars used in canning.
PRESSURE COOKER, noun. (cookware) A sealed cooking vessel that allows cooking in greater than atmospheric pressure and at a temperature above the boiling point of water.
PRESSURE COOKERS, noun. Plural of pressure cooker
PRESSURE GAUGE, noun. An apparatus used to measure air pressure in a tyre.
PRESSURE GAUGES, noun. Plural of pressure gauge
PRESSURE GRADIENT, noun. The rate of decrease (gradient) of pressure in space at a fixed time. The term is sometimes used to denote simply the magnitude of the gradient of the pressure field.
PRESSURE GRADIENT FORCE, noun. The force resulting from a pressure gradient
PRESSURE GROUP, noun. An advocacy group.
PRESSURE GROUPS, noun. Plural of pressure group
PRESSURE OF SPEECH, noun. (psychology) (psychiatry) a proclivity to speak with rapidity and intensity without apparent motivation, commonly seen as a marker for a manic episode of bipolar disorder
PRESSURE POINT, noun. (martial arts) A specific small area of the body targeted, due to a cluster of nerves being close to the skin, usually not protected by bone.
PRESSURE POINTS, noun. Plural of pressure point
PRESSURE RETARDED OSMOSIS, noun. The salinity gradient energy retrieved from the difference in the salt concentration between seawater and river water.
PRESSURE SUIT, noun. (aviation) (astronautics) A sealed, full-body garment, usually with an attachable helmet, which maintains air pressure or mechanical pressure around the body of an astronaut or aviator to compensate for the low density of the air at high altitudes.
PRESSURE SUITS, noun. Plural of pressure suit
PRESSURE ULCER, noun. (pathology) A bedsore.
PRESSURE ULCERS, noun. Plural of pressure ulcer
PRESSURE VALVE, noun. A valve designed to open when subjected to a given amount of pressure. Also used figuratively.
PRESSURE VESSEL, noun. A container designed to maintain a volume at a significantly different pressure to that of ambient.
PRESSURE VESSELS, noun. Plural of pressure vessel
PRESSURE VOLUME DIAGRAM, noun. A diagram used to describe corresponding changes in volume and pressure in a system, commonly used in thermodynamics and physiology.
PRESSURE VOLUME DIAGRAMS, noun. Plural of pressure volume diagram
PRESSURE WASHER, noun. A mechanical device that uses a pump to generate a high-pressure stream of water (up to 5000 PSI - residential/commercial and up to 70000 PSI for commercial/industrial uses) to clean surfaces.
PRESSURE WASHERS, noun. Plural of pressure washer
PRESSURE WIRE, noun. (electrical) Any of a set of wires leading from various points of an electrical system to a central station, where a voltmeter indicates the potential of the system at those points.
PRESSURE WIRES, noun. Plural of pressure wire

Dictionary definition

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".
PRESSURE, noun. A force that compels; "the public brought pressure to bear on the government".
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".
PRESSURE, noun. The state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters".
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".
PRESSURE, noun. An oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress.
PRESSURE, noun. The pressure exerted by the atmosphere.
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".
PRESSURE, verb. Exert pressure on someone through threats.

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery