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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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