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  1. overpressure(noun)

    a transient air pressure greater than the surrounding atmospheric pressure

    "the overpressure of the blast kills by lethal concussion"

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  1. overpressure(Noun)

    excess or markedly elevated pressure, especially a transient high pressure due to a shock wave

  2. overpressure(Verb)

    To subject to a high pressure

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  1. Overpressure

    Overpressure is the pressure caused by a shock wave over and above normal atmospheric pressure. The shock wave may be caused by sonic boom or by explosion, and the resulting overpressure receives particular attention when measuring the effects of nuclear weapons or thermobaric bombs.

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  1. overpressure

    The pressure resulting from the blast wave of an explosion. It is referred to as

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