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

  • n. A transient air pressure, such as the shock wave from an explosion, that is greater than the surrounding atmospheric pressure.
  • transitive v. To cause or subject to overpressure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. excess or markedly elevated pressure, especially a transient high pressure due to a shock wave
  • v. To subject to a high pressure

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Excessive pressure or urging.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Excessive pressure.

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

  • n. a transient air pressure greater than the surrounding atmospheric pressure

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