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low-pressure

[loh-presh-er]
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adjective
  1. having or involving a low or below-normal pressure, as steam or water.
  2. without vigor or persistence; not forceful or aggressive: a low-pressure campaign.
  3. quietly persuasive; subtle; indirect: a low-pressure salesman.
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Origin of low-pressure

First recorded in 1820–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for low-pressure

unofficial, relaxed, spontaneous, straightforward, intimate, mellow, easygoing, buoyant, peppy, sunny, carefree, racy, cheerful, blithe, lively, casual, airy, jaunty, offhand, informal

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Historical Examples of 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.

  • Round the low-pressure cylinder, then down again—and we are “below.”

    An Ocean Tramp

    William McFee

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for low-pressure

low-pressure

adjective
  1. having, using, or involving a pressure below normala low-pressure gas
  2. relaxed or calm
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