high-pressure

adjective
high-pres·​sure | \ ˈhī-ˈpre-shər How to pronounce high-pressure (audio) \

Definition of high-pressure

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : having or involving a high or comparatively high pressure especially greatly exceeding that of the atmosphere
b : having a high barometric pressure
2a : using or involving aggressive and insistent sales techniques
b : imposing or involving severe strain or tension high-pressure occupations

high-pressure

verb
high-pressured; high-pressuring; high-pressures

Definition of high-pressure (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to sell or influence by high-pressure tactics

First Known Use of high-pressure

Adjective

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“High-pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-pressure. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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