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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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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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