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  1. high pressure

    • IPA[ˈhaɪ ˈˌprɛʃər]

    美式

    • n.
      a condition of the atmosphere in which the pressure is above average (e.g. in an anticyclone);physical pressure that is higher than a standard or average pressure
    • adj.
      characterized by or exhibiting atmospheric pressure that is above average;involving a high degree of physical pressure
    • noun: high pressure, plural noun: high pressures

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a condition of the atmosphere in which the pressure is above average (e.g. in an anticyclone) the high pressure over Texas continues
    • 2. physical pressure that is higher than a standard or average pressure liquid is injected at high pressure into subterranean rocks to extract oil or gas
    • 3. a high degree of exertion, urgency, or responsibility he has a record of making good decisions under high pressure

    形容詞

    • 1. characterized by or exhibiting atmospheric pressure that is above average a high-pressure system is moving down from the north
    • 2. involving a high degree of physical pressure high-pressure water jets
    • 3. involving a high degree of persuasion high-pressure sales techniques
    • involving a great deal of anxiety or stress he worked in a high-pressure advertising job