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Synonyms for pressure

Synonyms for pressure

the act, condition, or effect of exerting force on someone or something

power used to overcome resistance

to cause (a person or thing) to act or move in spite of resistance

to maintain normal air pressure in


Synonyms for pressure

a force that compels

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the act of pressing

the state of demanding notice or attention

the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin

an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress

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to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

exert pressure on someone through threats

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Category II non-friable ACM is any material, excluding Category I non-friable ACM, containing more than 1 percent asbestos that, when dry, cannot be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure (Sec.
16) Hand pressures over the handlebars were measured using a high-resolution pressure mat (peizo-capacitive pressure mat).
An evaluation of hand pressure distribution and forearm flexor muscle contribution for a power grasp on cylindrical handles, Ph.
Twenty minutes later I was helped out and onto the massage bed where I was given an Aromatherapy Massage, calmly massaged according to my preference of hand pressure from head to toe.
If the bullet goes in far enough so the entire give and beginning of the bearing surface is enclosed before you can push it any farther with hand pressure alone, the sizing is about right--for that bullet.
We have designed the filter to simulate physical pencil drawing properties such as stroke thickness, stroke slant, hand pressure and paper texture.
The hand pressure required goes up, but the smoothness never varies.
Meanwhile, the economy of shapes, tones, and lines--achieved with only one shade of grey and one type of line, varied through hand pressure alone--couldn't have been more simply and effectively utilized in the large image of an embracing couple in "Sunset" (1984).
ISLAMABAD -- A controversy still persists over the government's initiative to install a mechanism, through open biddings, to filter the contents available on Internet, as some campaigners urging companies not to bid for a $10 million contract while on the other hand pressure from the civil society is regularly mounting on the authorities for having this mechanism to filter objectionable contents.
Likewise, novice archers often lose accuracy by improper hand placement) bone alignment, and hand pressure.
Marma points are typically stimulated by hand pressure, massed with special oils or stimulated with an herbal steam.
As regards this type of coating on pipelines, the National Emission Standard for Asbestos, Subpart M, defines this type of asbestos or asbestos-containing material (ACM) as a Category II nonfriable ACM and means any material containing more than 1% asbestos as determined using the methods specified (Polarized Light Microscopy) that when dry, cannot be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure.
While technology that enables artists to draw accurately on touch screens has been with us for most of this decade, only recently have computer and tablet users been able to draw or write directly onto a screen using pens so sensitive they can change the appearance of the sketched lines depending on drawing speed and hand pressure.
The glue will tack-set in a matter of seconds with hand pressure (I count to 10 or 30, depending on the joint).