Pressure is an application of force by pressing, or an urgent demand or force which can cause stress.(noun)
An example of pressure is holding a bandage firmly on an open cut.
See pressure in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L pressura, a pressing (LL(Ec), oppression, affliction) < pressus, pp. of premere, to press
See pressure in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin pressūra
Origin: , from pressus
Origin: , past participle of premere, to press; see per-4 in Indo-European roots.
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