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English word pressure comes from Latin pressus.

Pressure etymology ?

Pressure detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pressus Latin (lat)
pressura Latin (lat) (figuratively) a burden. (figuratively) oppression, affliction, distress. (poetic) juice; that which is pressed out. A pressing, pressure. An unnaturally long or heavy sleep. Throng, crowd.
pressure English (eng) (obsolete) Impression; stamp; character impressed.. (physics) The amount of force that is applied over a given area divided by the size of this area.. A contrasting force or impulse of any kind. A pressing; a force applied to a surface.. Distress.. Urgency (transitive) To encourage or heavily exert force or influence.

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