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pressure point

Syllabification: pres·sure point

Definition of pressure point in English:

noun

1A point on the surface of the body sensitive to pressure.
Example sentences
  • The classical Ju-jutsu man is crushing the calf muscle and attacking a nerve pressure point midway down the lower leg.
  • Lights are too bright, noises are too loud, your skin is not only too tight but much too thin, every pressure point on your body hurts, and so does your entire skull.
  • He came at me once again, I was ready, and I blocked his strike to my arm, and responded with an overhead strike to the pressure point above his shoulder.
1.1A point where an artery can be pressed against a bone to inhibit bleeding.
Example sentences
  • I grasped my arm tightly where the pressure point was, to stop the bleeding because if I had died there and then, I wouldn't have been able to go on my journey.
  • It feels like I have several hearts, each beating at a pressure point.
  • These small, fluid-filled sacs lubricate and cushion pressure points between your bones and the tendons and muscles near your joints.

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