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[loh-presh-er] /ˈloʊˈprɛʃ ər/
having or involving a low or below-normal pressure, as steam or water.
without vigor or persistence; not forceful or aggressive:
a low-pressure campaign.
quietly persuasive; subtle; indirect:
a low-pressure salesman.
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for low pressure
  • Wind is the movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure.
  • The low pressure sucks water in, carrying the animal along with it.
  • At low pressure and temperature, nitrogen forms molecular crystals and becomes an electric insulator.
  • The warmed air rises rapidly, in the process creating low pressure at the water surface.
  • High pressure systems alter the direction of a storm by steering the storm, a low pressure system, around it.
  • Air spinning in a toroid has low pressure at its center of rotation, which makes the toroid of air rise.
  • Consider the observed reaction of the electromagnetic fluid of atmosphere to the low pressure of a hurricane.
  • For a given size float, it can pump a lot of water at low pressure or a little water at high pressure.
  • Time how long it takes to wash and rinse hands with both the high and low pressure.
  • Starting out with low pressure to get used to the mask may help.
British Dictionary definitions for low pressure


having, using, or involving a pressure below normal: a low-pressure gas
relaxed or calm
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