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overpressure

[ oh-ver-presh-er ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞pr蓻蕛 蓹r /
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noun
pressure in excess of normal atmospheric pressure, as that caused by an explosion's shock wave or created in an accelerating airplane.
verb (used with object), o路ver路pres路sured, o路ver路pres路sur路ing.
to cause or expose to overpressure.
to make undue demands on by a regimen, work load, etc.: students overpressured with heavy academic schedules.
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Origin of overpressure

First recorded in 1635鈥45; over- + pressure

OTHER WORDS FROM overpressure

o路ver路pres路sur路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overpressure

overpressure
/ (藞蓹蕣v蓹藢pr蓻蕛蓹) /

noun
the blast effect of a nuclear weapon expressed as an amount of pressure greater than normal barometric pressure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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