- having or involving a low or below-normal pressure, as steam or water.
- without vigor or persistence; not forceful or aggressive: a low-pressure campaign.
- quietly persuasive; subtle; indirect: a low-pressure salesman.
Origin of low-pressure
First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for low-pressure
They had removed all protection from the low-pressure stratosphere.Lords of the Stratosphere
Arthur J. Burks
The one shown in the drawing is intended for low-pressure kiers.The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics
Round the low-pressure cylinder, then down again—and we are “below.”An Ocean Tramp
Then how does the air coming from B manage to be low-pressure stuff?
The main engine-room, containing the low-pressure turbines, is similarly protected against flooding.An Unsinkable Titanic
John Bernard Walker
- having, using, or involving a pressure below normala low-pressure gas
- relaxed or calm
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