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English noun: pressure point

1. pressure point (location) any of several points on the body where the pulse can be felt and where pressure on an underlying artery will control bleeding from that artery at a more distal point

Broader (hypernym)point

Part meronymbody, organic structure, physical structure

2. pressure point (cognition) where problems or difficulties are likely to occur

SamplesA key pressure point in the controversy was the building permit.

Broader (hypernym)problem, trouble

3. pressure point (body) an area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure

SamplesYou must know the pressure points in order to administer shiatsu.

Broader (hypernym)area, region

Part meronymcutis, skin, tegument

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