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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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Only qualified asbestos contractors should remove asbestos, especially if it is "friable" (can be crumbled, pulverized or reduced to powder by hand pressure.
By sliding the coil-shaped product down a length of hose to wherever a bend is needed, the hose can be shaped exactly as required, with nothing more than hand pressure.
The intent is to force hand pressure to the center of the grip even when form may be lacking.
or smaller diameter often can be installed with hand pressure alone.
The patented technology is uniquely designed to cut through a tin at the single touch of a button, without having to apply any hand pressure as needed by conventional can openers.
Second, the back of the grip (closest to the archer) is high in the center, which forces hand pressure to the centerline of the bow.
Turn the pen over and the pressure-sensitive feature lets the user erase lightly or more heavily depending on the hand pressure applied.
The stability comes from the pressure point, situated in the center to balance hand pressure for more consistency.
They are capable of 256 levels of pressure so line and signature width, as well as darkness, can vary according to hand pressure.
Handwritten documents are displayed as ultrasharp vector-based digital ink objects that vary in line thickness depending on hand pressure applied, just as when using a regular ink pen.
How much you lighten or darken an image varies with your hand pressure.
neck and handle that actually absorbs excess hand pressure
KUTZTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA--(BUSINESS WIRE FEATURES)--October 20, 1997--The old saying 'different strokes for different folks' now takes on a whole new meaning in oral care with the introduction of the new Radius line of Scuba-Z toothbrushes -- featuring a flexible neoprene rubber neck and handle that's designed to absorb excess hand pressure during brushing, thus lowering force on the gum line and reducing the risk of enamel abrasion.