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Another word for pressure

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Noun
  1. The act, condition, or effect of exerting force on someone or something

      1. The act or process of stretching something tight.
      2. The condition of so being stretched; tautness.
      3. A force tending to stretch or elongate something.
      1. Importance, significance, or emphasis placed on something.
      2. The relative force with which a sound or syllable is spoken.
      3. The emphasis placed on the sound or syllable spoken most forcefully in a word or phrase.
      1. To pull, draw, or stretch tight:
      2. To cause distortion of (a body's parts or shape) by applying an external force; deform.
      3. To exert, use, or tax to the utmost:
    See also:

    push

  2. Power used to overcome resistance

      1. Behavior or treatment in which physical force is exerted for the purpose of causing damage or injury:
      2. Intense force or great power, as in natural phenomena:
      3. Extreme or powerful emotion or expression:
      1. The state or quality of being strong; physical power or capacity:
      2. The capacity to resist attack; impregnability:
      3. The capacity to resist strain or stress; durability:
      1. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
      2. Power made operative against resistance; exertion:
      3. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
      1. Compulsion by threat or violence; coercion:
      2. Constraint or difficulty caused by misfortune:
      3. A fraud achieved through the use of a threat or compulsion:
      1. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
      2. The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds:
      3. One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
      1. The act of compelling.
      2. The state of being compelled.
      3. An irresistible impulse to act, regardless of the rationality of the motivation:
      1. The act or practice of coercing.
      2. Power or ability to coerce.
    See also:

    attack

Verb
  1. To cause (a person or thing) to act or move in spite of resistance

      1. To compel or require (someone) to do something, as by circumstance or legality:
      2. To make indebted or grateful:
      3. To do a service or favor for:
      1. To compel or constrain by a social, legal, or moral requirement.
      2. To cause to be grateful or indebted; oblige:
      3. To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
      1. To cause to exist or happen; bring about; create:
      2. To bring into existence by shaping, modifying, or putting together material; construct:
      3. To form by assembling individuals or constituents:
      1. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
      2. Power made operative against resistance; exertion:
      3. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
      1. To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
      2. To inhibit or restrain; hold back:
      3. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
      1. To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
      2. To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
      3. To exert a strong, irresistible force on; sway:
      1. To pressure, intimidate, or force (someone) into doing something.
      2. To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
    See also:

    attack

  2. To maintain normal air pressure in

      1. To maintain normal air pressure in (an enclosure, as an aircraft or submarine).
      2. To cause to have or function at greater than normal air or gas pressure:
      3. To put (gas or liquid) under a greater than normal pressure.
    See also:

    push

Another word for pressure

Noun
  1. Physical pressure

      1. To press hard on or together; compress:
      2. To press gently, as in affection:
      3. To exert pressure on, as by way of extracting liquid:
      1. To remove (fleece or hair) by cutting or clipping.
      2. To remove the hair or fleece from.
      3. To cut with or as if with shears:
      1. The act or process of stretching something tight.
      2. The condition of so being stretched; tautness.
      3. A force tending to stretch or elongate something.
      1. To push or drive quickly and forcefully:
      2. To cause to project or extend:
      3. To force into a specified condition or situation:
      1. Importance, significance, or emphasis placed on something.
      2. The relative force with which a sound or syllable is spoken.
      3. The emphasis placed on the sound or syllable spoken most forcefully in a word or phrase.
      1. something that encumbers; hindrance; obstruction; burden
      2. a dependent, esp. a child
      3. a lien, charge, or claim attached to real property, as a mortgage
      1. A weight or mass that is supported:
      2. The overall force to which a structure is subjected in supporting a weight or mass or in resisting externally applied forces.
      3. Something that is carried, as by a vehicle, person, or animal:
      1. A unified body of matter with no specific shape:
      2. A grouping of individual parts or elements that compose a unified body of unspecified size or quantity:
      3. A large but nonspecific amount or number:
      1. Something that is carried.
      2. Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
      3. A source of great worry or stress; weight:
      1. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
      2. Power made operative against resistance; exertion:
      3. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
  2. Social pressure

Verb
      1. To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
      2. To inhibit or restrain; hold back:
      3. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
      1. To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
      2. To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
      3. To exert a strong, irresistible force on; sway:
      1. To exert steady weight or force against:
      2. To move by applying pressure:
      3. To squeeze or clasp in fondness or concern:
    See also:

    urge