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Meaning of HIGH-PRESSURE

Pronunciation:  hI'preshur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
  2. [adj]  aggressively and persistently persuasive; "a hard-hitting advertising campaign"; "a high-pressure salesman"
 

HIGH-PRESSURE is a 13 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: aggressive, hard-hitting, high
 
 See Also: air mass, anticyclone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\High"-pres`sure\ (?; 135), a.
1. Having or involving a pressure greatly exceeding that of
   the atmosphere; -- said of steam, air, water, etc., and of
   steam, air, or hydraulic engines, water wheels, etc.

2. Fig.: Urgent; intense; as, a high-pressure business or
   social life.

{High-pressure engine}, an engine in which steam at high
   pressure is used. It may be either a condensing or a
   noncondensing engine. Formerly the term was used only of
   the latter. See {Steam engine}.

 

 

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