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High-pressure

High´-pres`sure
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.
3.Using intense psychological pressure or other incentives to convince others to do things; aggressively persistent; as, high-pressure salesmen; high-pressure tactics.
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.
Adj.1.high-pressure - aggressively and persistently persuasive; "a hard-hitting advertising campaign"; "a high-pressure salesman"
Synonyms: hard-hitting
aggressive, hard-hitting
Browse
high-level radioactive waste
High-low
high-low-jack
High-mettled
High-minded
high-mindedly
High-mindedness
high-muck-a-muck
high-necked
high-octane
High-palmed
high-performance
high-pitched
high-potential
high-power
high-powered
-- High-pressure --
High-pressure engine
high-priced
High-priesthood
High-priestship
High-principled
High-proof
high-protein diet
High-raised
high-ranking
High-reaching
High-red
high-resolution
high-rise
high-risk
high-season
High-seasoned
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