pressure-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: physical force

the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure
he used pressure to stop the bleeding
That tank is under high pressure.
I felt pressure on my face mask as I descended during the dive.
With novocaine, patients only experience pressure, not pain, during dental procedures.

WordNet 1.7 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 5

Sense Number 2: social or emotional demands

the public brought pressure to bear on the government
She felt constant pressure at her job.
The pressure on him to win the Gold Medal was enormous.

WordNet 1.7 Sense Numbers: 2, 4