the pressure exerted by the atmosphere
- atmospheric pressure - air pressure
an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
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 sensation
the state of demanding notice or attention
"the insistence of their hunger"
"the press of business matters"
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"
a force that compels
"the public brought pressure to bear on the government"
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 level - force per unit area
exert pressure on someone through threats
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"