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overpressure

[oh-ver-presh-er] /ˌoʊ vərˈprɛʃ ər/
noun
1.
pressure in excess of normal atmospheric pressure, as that caused by an explosion's shock wave or created in an accelerating airplane.
verb (used with object), overpressured, overpressuring.
2.
to cause or expose to overpressure.
3.
to make undue demands on by a regimen, work load, etc.:
students overpressured with heavy academic schedules.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; over- + pressure
Related forms
overpressurization, noun
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Examples for overpressure
  • The amount by which the pressure produced by this wave exceeds normal atmospheric pressure is know as overpressure.
  • In unconfined areas, the flame speed remains low, and little physical damage from large overpressure is possible.
  • The motor shall have a load-sensing control which shall sense high torques caused by either jams or overpressure.
British Dictionary definitions for overpressure

overpressure

/ˈəʊvəˌprɛʃə/
noun
1.
the blast effect of a nuclear weapon expressed as an amount of pressure greater than normal barometric pressure
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