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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pressure pointnoun

    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

  2. pressure pointnoun

    where problems or difficulties are likely to occur

    "a key pressure point in the controversy was the building permit"

  3. pressure pointnoun

    an area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure

    "you must know the pressure points in order to administer shiatsu"

Wiktionary

  1. pressure pointnoun

    A specific small area of the body targeted, due to a cluster of nerves being close to the skin, usually not protected by bone.

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  1. Pressure point

    A pressure point called Tamil: வர்மம் varmamJapanese: kyūsho 急所 "vital point, tender spot"; Chinese: 穴位; Telugu: మర్మ స్థానం Marma Sthanam; Malayalam: മര്‍മ്മം marmam; in the field of martial arts refers to an area on the human body that may produce significant pain or other effects when manipulated in a specific manner. Techniques of attacks on pressure points are called Hyol Do Bup (Hangul: 혈도법; 穴道法) in Korean martial arts and kyūsho-jutsu (Japanese: 急所術) in various styles of Japanese martial arts. The conceptl]] (17th century) Japanese martial arts and is claimed to have an even earlier history; in a 1942 article in the Shin Budo magazine, Takuma Hisa asserted the existence of a tradition attributing the first development of pressure-point attacks to Shinra Saburō Minamoto no Yoshimitsu (1045–1127). Hancock and Higashi (1905) published a book which pointed out a number of vital points in Japanese martial arts. Exaggerated accounts of pressure-point fighting appeared in Chinese Wuxia fiction and became known by the name of Dim Mak, or "Death Touch", in western popular culture in the 1960s. While it is undisputed that there are sensitive points on the human body where even comparatively weak pressure may induce significant pain or serious injury, the association of kyūsho with esotericist notions of qi, acupuncture, or reflexology is controversial.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pressure point in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pressure point in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pressure point in a Sentence

  1. Health Secretary Matt Hancock:

    We are tight on gowns, that is the pressure point at the moment, we have another 55,000 gowns arriving today and we're working on the acquisition internationally of more gowns.

  2. Director Seshagiri Rao:

    These (imports) are substantially at lower prices, aided by depreciation of yuan, depreciation of yen and depreciation of won relative to rupee. That is also a major pressure point for the prices to come down in India.

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