pres·sure noun \ˈpresh-ər\
: the burden of mental or physical distress especially from grief, illness, or adversity
: the application of force to something by something else in direct contact with it : compression
a : the action of a force against some opposing force : a force in the nature of a thrust distributed over a surface b : the force or thrust exerted over a surface divided by the area of the surface
: a touch sensation aroused by moderate compression of the skin
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