Overpressure definition

ōvər-prĕshər
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A transient air pressure, such as the shock wave from an explosion, that is greater than the surrounding atmospheric pressure.
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(geology) Pore or subsurface pressure that exceeds normal hydrostatic pressure at a given depth.
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To cause or subject to overpressure.
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Excess or markedly elevated pressure, especially a transient high pressure due to a shock wave.
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To subject to a high pressure.
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Noun

Singular:
overpressure
Plural:
overpressures