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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o`ver•pres′sure(n.; v.t.)-sured, -sur•ing.
a transient air pressure greater than the surrounding atmospheric pressure
"the overpressure of the blast kills by lethal concussion"
excess or markedly elevated pressure, especially a transient high pressure due to a shock wave
To subject to a high pressure
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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The pressure resulting from the blast wave of an explosion. It is referred to as
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