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pressure cooker a heavy, airtight metal pot in which steam under pressure cooks food quickly and at a very high temperature. [2 definitions]
pressure gauge a device that measures the pressure of an enclosed gas or fluid. [2 definitions]
pressure group any special-interest group that tries to influence government officials and legislation through publicity, lobbying, or the like.
pressureless combined form of pressure.
pressure point any of several places on the body where an artery passes over bone close to the skin, and where pressure can be applied to cut off blood flow to a limb, as in the case of serious injury.
pressure suit an airtight suit that, when inflated, maintains for its wearer normal atmospheric pressure at high altitudes, in space, or the like.
pressurize to sustain normal air pressure in (an airplane or submarine). [2 definitions]
presswork the operation or overseeing of a printing press. [2 definitions]
prestamp combined form of stamp.
presterilize combined form of sterilize.
prestidigitation nimble, dextrous use of the hands in performing magic tricks; sleight of hand.
prestige importance, good reputation, or influence based on one's achievements, wealth, or the like. [3 definitions]
prestigious having prestige; highly esteemed.
prestissimo extremely fast; as fast as possible (used as a musical direction). [2 definitions]
presto at a very fast tempo (used as a musical direction). [5 definitions]
prestressed concrete concrete reinforced with steel cables, wires, or the like, which have been embedded in it under tension and thus actively resist loads.
prestructure combined form of structure.
presumable capable of being taken for granted; reasonable.
presumably judging by what may reasonably be guessed or assumed.
presume to take as a matter of fact without questioning or without proof; take for granted; assume. [4 definitions]
presumption the act of accepting something as true. [4 definitions]