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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having, working under, or exerting little pressure.
  • adj. Relaxed in attitude, nature, or style; easygoing: a low-pressure lifestyle; a low-pressure personality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. The opposite of high-pressure, defined by contrast. Uses include: A low-pressure zone in meteorology, a low-pressure steam pipe (which is not as dangerous as a high-pressure one).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having, employing, or exerting, a low degree of pressure.
  • adj. same as easygoing, 4.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Working with a low degree of steam-pressure: as, a low-pressure engine. See low pressure, under pressure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not forceful

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